• Posts Tagged ‘school safety’

    Jokes about weapons aren’t funny


    Nicholas Goettl

    An 18-year-old Arizona student tweeted a message regarding his senior prank. Nicholas Goettl from Boulder Creek High School wrote, “For my senior prank I’m going to bring an AR15 to school and kill everyone.” How do you think this went over? Nicholas was interviewed by …

    When will Congress act on gun control?


    gun violence

    Since the massacre of December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut,  there have been dozens of incidents of school violence involving young students who became the victims of homicide. At Sandy Hook Elementary School, twenty first-graders (ages six and seven) and six adults were shot and …

    Newtown tragedy marks one year


    Newtown

    December 14, 2013 marks one year since we were mesmerized by the news from Newtown, Connecticut. The unspeakable slaughter of 20 first-grade students and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary paralyzed the nation and broke our hearts. Adam Lanza was 20 when he shot and killed his mother at …

  • Teen arrested for wearing an NRA T-shirt


    jared marcum gun shirt

    Jared Marcum is 14 and a student at a middle school in West Virginia. His school district has a dress code that prohibits clothing and any accessories that display violence, profanity, discriminatory messages or sexually suggestive phrases. In April, 2013, Jared wore a t-shirt to school …

    More intolerance of childish behavior


    pastry

    “In my eyes, it’s irrelevant; I don’t care who he pointed it at,” said William Welch. “It was harmless. It was a danish.” Mr. Welch is the father of a 7-year-old Josh Welch who goes to Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. In March, 2013, the …

    The Supreme Court speaks pre-Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary


    school zone

    The Supreme Court considered a student free speech case in 2007 (Morse v. Frederick) that you may have heard of. It involved a homemade banner created by Joseph Frederick, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School in Alaska.  In January, 2002, the Olympic Torch was passing …

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