increased the severity of which young people settle their arguments.
From a sociological perspective, the increase of violence in
middle/upper class communities. Hence, the students from poorer communities feel they
students and could often lead to violence.
Of course, we know that school violence is not limited to lower
partially a result of society?s ?mega store? mentality. We have closed down ?mom and
pop? stores in favor of mega stores to respond to societies increased needs to save time
and money. Some school districts have responded in kind. Combining three high schools
into one results in a school that houses 1500 students, grades 9-12, rather than 500
students. This increased number limits school personnel in knowing their students on a
teachers, staff and administrators.
Schools are not doing enough to protect students and other school
to the problem. The community may find this expensive and students find it oppressive,
but how many more people have to die? I propose the following strategy:
1) Police officers in every school.
2) Metal detectors at each doorway.
3) Some type of dress code- banning ?big clothes? where weapons can be hidden.
4) No book bags- only clear bags allowed.
5) Hall monitors- hallways, doorways, restrooms and cafeteria?s.
6) Train certain school personnel in weapon usage. Allow them to carry and store
weapons on campus. If students knew someone else on campus had a gun to
protect students, they may think twice about bringing one to school.
This may sound severe, but this is a direct approach to the problem.