Introduction: The Current Trends
School shootings are a common occurrence in the United States. The Columbine massacre, one of the deadliest school shootings in history, occurred on April 20, 1999.
The shooting left 15 people dead, with 23 injured and 2 others shot outside the school.
School shootings are not just happening in America. A recent article published by The Economist highlights that there have been at least 17 school shootings in China since 1990.
This section will explore the current trends when it comes to school safety and gun violence.
Trends in Policy & Technology
The trend in policy and technology is to ensure that schools are safe for students. Schools are investing in security equipment like metal detectors and bulletproof whiteboards to keep the students safe from harm.
Metal detectors and bulletproof whiteboards are two examples of the security equipment being used by schools to protect their students. Metal detectors can be used at entrances to detect any weapons or ammunition, while bulletproof whiteboards can be placed at a teacher’s desk so that they can protect themselves from a shooter.
The solutions to school safety are not as simple as adding more armed guards. There needs to be a balance between the security and the students’ emotional health.
School safety is an issue that arises every time there is a shooting in a school, but it is not always easy to find a solution that will work for everyone. It’s important to think about what solutions will work for the students and make them feel safe, but also what solutions are practical for schools and can be implemented without large costs or extensive training.
What do you think will help in the future of school & classroom safety?