Many students worried about school shootings

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Many students worried about school shootings

Jose Romero, senior, is acting out a school shooting drill

Jose Romero, senior, is acting out a school shooting drill

Matthew Anguiano

Jose Romero, senior, is acting out a school shooting drill

Matthew Anguiano

Matthew Anguiano

Jose Romero, senior, is acting out a school shooting drill

Edgar Covarrubias, Jose Romero, and Matthew Skyler Anguiano

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The majority of Morton East students surveyed feel threatened because of the recent school shooting across the country.    

Schools around the nation implement mandatory lockdowns, to be better prepared in case of an emergency. With school shooting on the rise, schools need to be prepared for the unthinkable. Around the nation, students overall do not feel safe within they’re school. The Parkland Florida shooting being a recent school shooting raised multiple questions. The Los Angeles Times reported the shooting left 17 dead, and dozens more wounded. This led to a national debate and protest regarding guns and school safety. Education Week reported that President Trump at a speech after the Parkland shooting proposed the idea of arming teachers. This pissed many people off, however, many people did see how it can make schools safer. In a random survey of 110 Morton East students, 60% of students reported that they don’t feel safe in school.   

   

In a situation students wouldn’t trust their teachers even if it was to protect their students“I wouldn’t feel comfortable with a gun and don’t know if I would use it, I would feel better if they use the gun,” senior Audelina Vargas said.    

Students would feel safer with a certain teacher for example, “I would feel safest with Mr. Sweeney,” senior Jose Romero said.   

Some students would feel safer in certain places. “The gym, because it’s open,” senior Josh Sanchez said.    

From a teacher’s perspective, some wouldn’t feel safe having a firearm. “I wouldn’t feel comfortable, I would feel more secure if there was more security,” teacher Ms. Berezniak said.     

In a student’s viewpoint, how would students if they had a license for a firearm would they feel safe “I would feel scarred knowing a student having a firearm because they can get mad at any time and shoot the place,” said sophomore Jenny Vargas 

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