The Problem Of School Shootings

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Problem-Solution Essay There have been 175 school shootings in the United States since 2013 (175 School Shootings). Mass school shootings have become an immense problem in America in the past few decades. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of cases of school shootings and this is becoming a problem in society and a problem for school children and staff. There are too many people who are able to map out a plan and shoot innocent school children. Too many lives are being taken due to school shooters and America as a whole needs to come up with a plan to stop such crimes. The problem with school shootings will never be fully eradicated, however, there are measures we can take to prevent these actions by creating stricter gun laws, becoming more aware of unusual behavior, and providing better security in schools. School shootings have become…show more content…
In today’s world most schools do not have any form of security other than leaving the doors locked during the school day. Locking the doors can keep non students out of the building but it can’t stop students on the inside from taking out guns and shooting others. On the day of the Columbine High School shooting the two students were able to just walk right into their school and that’s when they began killing. If schools had every single student and staff member walk through a metal detector, everyone would feel a lot safer going to school. The federal government should ensure the safety of students and teachers by providing schools with this equipment to end any possible chance of another school shooting. School safety is important and that’s why schools require you to do fire drills and evacuation drills, but to really be sure the students and staff are safe, metal detectors at the entrance doorways of schools should be required to detect guns, knives and other weapons that could potentially harm
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