Lately in this past year of 2018 there have already been 18 school shootings which averages to about 3 shootings per week. In his speech given on February 15, 2018 Donald Trump said, “ No child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an american school. No parents should have to fear for their child when they kiss them goodbye in the morning.”
School shootings are devastating and cruel, in our opinion. School shooters believe that violence solves their problems and they also do it because they want other people to understand how the pain feels and what its like to be hurt.
We need to end school shootings because no one should ever feel threatened or unsafe at a school. One of the most recent happenings as many have heard was in Parkland,Florida when 19 year old Nikolas Cruz opened fire with an AR-15 killing a total of 17 people and injuring 14. This isn’t the only school shooting , since the start of 2018 on January 1st, 2018 there have been a total of 18 shootings ALREADY. Many school shootings are caused by either a lack of security or authorities not getting to the school quick enough. Many scientists and psychologists believe it’s a mental illness that’s caused by bullying or traumatizing events in their life.
Its stated that a cause of these recent school shootings is because of a mental illness some may have, or they are getting bullied and being made fun of, or going through rough times. One even said that it may have been and accident and the child didn’t mean to. But this is very wrong you can’t blame school shootings on a mental illness. Kids shouldn’t be doing it, also no shooting should be called an accident.
There are a few ways to prevent school shootings. We can increase schools security and arm them. That might stop school shootings, They are happening too much and we need to end them. We could also make laws that could solve this problem, we can also reinforce no bullying because Bullying is sometimes the cause of most shootings.
There’s nothing more scary than feeling as if you or your friends could be in danger in a school. School shootings are or have to be at least one of the worst crimes in the world that someone could possibly do, and the worst part is the fact that they’re aware of what they’re doing. Take a stand and end the violence. If you see bullying or someone that’s going through hard times be a friend and help out.
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