School Violence

When parents, students, and teachers start their school year off, they are not thinking about they violence in their particular school. One major one that everyone knows is the Columbine shootings. We need to face that violence in our schools is there and it needs to be stopped! In a study of the class of 2000, CBS News found almost 96% of these students felt safe in school. 22% of these same students knew of someone carrying a weapon to school on a daily basis, and 53% of these students also said that a hooting could happen at their school. This something that needs to be stopped before another Columbine shooting happens.

SOURCE:(Kelly, Melissa. "School Violence - Violence in Education." Secondary School Education - Education and Teaching. Summer 2001. Web. 24 Sept. 2010.

School Violent Death Statistics

In this cart it shows the percentage of the Death percentage in schools, In the following categories. bullying-rates.png

This chart shows the deaths in schools over the past decade.
Total Deaths
(8/1/09 to present)

Out of these 284 deaths, 130 were from shootings, 49 were from suicide, 34 were Murdersuicide, fighing contributed 16, there were 41 from stabbings that happened, and lastly 15 of these are in the "other" colum.

SOURCE:(National School Saftey. "School Associated Violent Deaths and School Shootings." School Safety and School Security Experts: National School Safety and Security Services. Web. 28 Sept. 2010.

Coping Skills/ Where can Teens go for help?

Students/ Teens that know about school violence need to tell their parents about it. The parents can then talk to the school about it quietly and the school would take care of the issue without that teen being harmed. When they school finds that person with the weapon, they could then suspend him/her so that they can't hurt anyone else.
 Here is a website to help teens with Violence-

How Can we Prevent This?
We can prevent school violence by one having more security around our schools. Another thing that would be really good is if we had often, non-schedualed, locker/car checks. Having atleast 2 of these a month would help a ton, if we would be able to have one once a week would be the best so that we could catch the "bad" students off gaurd. If the our schools could afford to put scanners at all the entrences of the school in the morning and when the students leave would take weapons comming into school down by a ton.
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Romeo and Juliet Quote
Prince- On pain of torture, from those bloody hands throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground...Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, By the old Capulet, and Montague, have thrice disturb'd the quiet of our streets.This quote is self explanitory, they have disturbed the peace in their village again. This needs to stop.
SOURCE:("Romeo and Juliet Hate Quotes." Shmoop: Study Guides & Teacher Resources. Web. 29 Sept. 2010.