The Effects Of Violence On Public Schools Essay

781 Words Nov 16th, 2015 4 Pages
Violence in public schools
Violence has always been a major issue in public schools and is a very serious concern in today’s society. Studies show that more than 50 percent of public schools contain violence each day. Have we ever taken a minute to think about how the parents of the victims feel? Do the person that caused the violence thought about the consequences before they took action? Violence in public schools to affect everyone around us. After thinking about these questions; what steps should be taken to prevent violence in public schools? Some possible answers could be more law enforcement, organized social groups, and a climate of respect. Each one of these could possibly make a positive difference in our community. On April 16, 2007 a senior at Virginia tech by the name of Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people, 17 people were injured by escaping classroom windows approximately two hours apart and later he decided to commit suicide. This tragedy sparked an intense debate about gun violence, gun laws, gaps between the U.S. system for treating mental health issues, the perpetrator 's state of mind, and the responsibility of college administrations. According to the national center for education statistics show in 2011, 7.4 percent of high schools students are reported threatened or wounded on school property. 1 year later on December 14 2012, 20 year old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This took a big toll on the…

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