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Ending School Violence Our Moral Imperative

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Nicholas Chamberas By Thursday, 02 June 2022 01:57 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

In the wake of the horrific tragedy at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas, one thing should be clear to our nation; no murder at a school should ever be anticipated or tolerated ever under any circumstances. There should be no violence in schools, whether by gun, knife, fist, or other weapons.

It's long past time to make our country's schools danger-free zones.

This means treating our institutions of learning like hallowed ground.

This scenario must be our new moral imperative, not a theoretical exercise subsumed by endless arguments over gun-control.

Children are innocent and precious. They are indeed the future of America.

Heartbreaking and sickening images from Uvalde serve to instruct that all schools should be as secure as an airplane cockpit.

Hollywood elites who exploit tragedies to lecture us about seizing guns while traveling with security entourages armed to the teeth should sit down and read a book quietly.

If celebrities won’t leave their homes without gun toting bodyguards, they reveal their hypocrisy when they tell their rest of us that guns should be banned.

Many of our public schools are a cauldron of violence wreaking havoc on the lives of poorer disadvantaged students. Certain tumid athletes love to talk about outlawing guns to keep schools safe.

OK. How about worrying about banning violent gangs in schools?

Woke liberals would rather not enforce laws against criminals. It’s understandable that they’d rather talk about guns as if they have the mystical power of mind control forcing otherwise nice people to do terrible things.

Why won’t banning certain types of guns make our children safer?

Because there is a ghastly abundance of gruesome violence in our schools having nothing to do with guns. On April 18 of this year, 15-year-old Alycia Reynaga was stabbed to death in a random act of violence at Stagg High School in Stockton California. 52-year-old Anthony Gray simply just walked into the High School and murdered Alycia for no reason!

Before doing that, Gray allegedly attacked two other girls in the parking lot of the school.

On Tuesday May 3 of this year, Jose Luis Ramirez Jr., 18, was stabbed to death during a fight in the bathroom of a Texas high school. In September 2019, Diego a 13-year-old student at Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley, California, was beaten to death by two fellow classmates!

We are constantly reading about fatal or near fatal stabbings in our public schools.

To make students safer we have to tackle the root of the problem.

The root of the problem in our schools is a lack of respect for life and an ignorance about the value of life.

Too many students are raised around a culture of violence and become indifferent to it.

When I went to public school, we used to break up the real fights that got out of hand, now kids take out their cell phones and vie for position for a better camera angle.

That is because they have become desensitized to violence and human suffering.

We need armed and trained security guards in every school.

Staffing should be commensurate with the student population. Metal detectors may also be required. Students are able to focus on academics when they aren’t worried about being thrown down the stairs because they accidentally interrupted a drug deal. Good schools are safe schools .

Social workers may love to delve into why someone took a locker door slamming it into a 12-year-old student, but this writer believes that the victim and his parents would much rather attend a school where that doesn’t happen.

No one should just be able to walk into a school without presenting identification and a valid reason for being there. When I attended an urban public elementary school, it was easier to get into Fort Knox unless you were a student or staff of that institution.

Each school should have a comprehensive safety plan.

Parental groups must copntinually have input on such plans.

Schools across the country need to have the authority to suspend and expel unruly and dangerous students.

The "restorative justice" model currently prevalent in many of our schools provides little to no consequences for students who assault teachers and students.

A principal at a NYC Junior High School refused to suspend students shown violently beating defenseless classmates yet threatened to suspend student for posting the video.

When studying for an exam, we’re often bothered when the radio or a car disrupts our concentration; imagine students going to school trying to learn while worrying about getting assaulted on a daily basis.

We can and must prevent school shootings in the future, but it would be immoral to ignore other dangerous violence plaguing our students.

Nicholas Chamberas has advised good government advocacy groups, elected officials and political candidates on public policy matters as well as having served as a senior adviser on several prominent New York City campaigns. He holds a degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor. Read Nicholas Chamberas' Reports — More Here.

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We can and must prevent school shootings in the future, but it would be immoral to ignore other dangerous violence plaguing our students.
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Thursday, 02 June 2022 01:57 PM
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