Bullying As A Rite Of Passage Essay

1401 Words Nov 18th, 2015 6 Pages
Violence is embedded in our school system. In every school handbook there is a specific reference to hazing, fighting and bringing weapons. There have been an uncountable number of cases of violence in school since the first children went to school in little red buildings. Administrators, parents, and students alike are all familiar with the common occurrences of bullying in school.

Bullying at school is an accepted practice by most parents ' standards. Parents and teachers have gotten so accustomed to bullying as an accepted practice they often dismissed bullying as part of growing up. Perhaps so much so now that parents and teachers have just pushed this problem to the wayside. Most parents will even tell you bullying is a rite of passage. Unfortunately, we all must realize the problem has gotten out of control. The headlines of newspapers are overcome with stories of students massacring their fellow classmates. As long as we choose to ignore the problem, we will never see the all to common examples of school violence.

The bullying that children face today is cruel. Charles Williams was just sentenced to fifty years in prison for a six-minute killing spree at his school. He killed two classmates and wounded thirteen others. When asked why he did it, he claimed that he was bullied. He went on to say that he had been repeatedly burned with cigarette lighters, beaten with towels and slammed into a tree twice, while at school. He will forever have scars to remember his…

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