Ibet H. Medina
February 22, 2010
“Learning that the 2nd leading cause of death among 10-24 year-olds is homicide is sobering,especially when you learn that just a few short years ago (2006, the most available statistics available) 5,958 youth between 10-24 were murdered—an average of 16 a day” (Gunter, 2009, p. 1). Schoolviolence is a concern in the majority of schools, because it interferes in children education. Without a doubt, if the government releases more funds to schools, the school’s district could build moreof them, install sophisticated systems of safety and apply a rigid discipline, so the violence could be reduce. This way, the students could be benefited, for they can be focus in what they learningand not in what the fearing.
First of all, in order to prevent violence in public schools government should release more funds to them. In which the funds should be available for build more schools toreduce the amount of students in class, and this way give a better attention to every student. Moreover, with the available funds, more guards could be hired to keep order in schools and loweringfights among students. Besides, the funds can be used to afford more sophisticated systems of safety. For instance, the installation of cameras for surveillance to avoid that the students get in troublesduring school hours. In addition, metal detectors could be another option to prevent violence in public schools by reducing the possession of prohibited weapons. The Department of Justice recentlyreported that 100,000 guns are brought to school each day. Among administrators in urban schools, where most media coverage seems to originate, approximately one-third perceive that incidents involvingfirearms have increased, but an almost equal number indicate that the situation does not exist in their schools. Nevertheless, they report that guns are on the increase in predominantly black schools...