How will gun control affect school safety? When most of us think of schools we think nice, friendly, and most importantly safe environments. As time has progressed, we as a nation have come to realize that this is not true for all schools. With recent tragedies like the Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook elementary, students, parents, and people realize that not enough is being done at schools to protect students and people at school.
In a city like Fresno, there are many public schools that also might have the same feelings regarding school safety. It is not an easy task to protect a school where roughly a thousand students attend, it is not to say that it is impossible but more changes can be made to prepare and protect from a tragedy.
For the most part most schools in fresno had finally gotten the memo a few years ago to have more campus safety officials and guards. When you walk onto a high school in Fresno you immediately notice that there are several campus safety officials on duty, and there are obvious reasons for that.
There are children in elementary schools who bring guns and knives onto school campus, as it has happened in Fresno. One may argue that they are only kids and that all they did was bring a plastic toy or weapon, but the message is there. Violence has become a normal part of what we and the media have accepted and portrayed. This is instilled into youth minds as being okay- its not. This is a warning that there is definitely something wrong, and there should be more measurements taken to protect the future of america, because it all starts with the children.
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