Poll Shows Most American Students Fear School Shootings

Friday, 20 Apr, 2018

"April 20th will be treated like a normal school day, so students will face the same disciplinary consequences as any other day", Saratoga Springs school district spokeswoman Maura Manny said on Monday, citing the district's code of conduct.

Students from around the Valley are expected to take part in a national walkout to protest gun violence Friday.

Several area schools may see more student walkouts on Friday.

The new wave of activism can be actually a response for the decision to get activity by survivors of the slaughter that is latest, as soon as 17 individuals were killed by a gunman at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

This is, by far, the biggest event they have ever planned.

Campbell's Westmont High School, however, rejected a student's request for a voter registration drive and rally.

Inspired by the courageous students in Parkland, Florida and across the nation, the broad coalition of teachers, education support professionals, parents, students, community groups, gun violence groups and social activists are pushing back against flawed proposals like arming school staff members, and demanding real solutions to the problem, and real resources that teachers need for students to succeed. When asked Wednesday, Avon High School officials said they weren't aware of plans for a walkout. Friday's protests are living, breathing civics lessons that will show students their voices and opinions matter on an issue they feel deeply about.

"We will have police officers blocking streets and protecting us", they said.

In March, events were offered, coordinated through the schools. Some students have worked with local politicians to hold listening sessions.

At New Smyrna Beach High School, students will gather in a heart-shaped formation with signs and banners, she said. This is not just about passing one piece of legislation or electing one person into office: "it is about changing the climate in our communities to bring about larger-scale political and cultural change", states their press release located on their website.

The Washoe County School District has spent more than $1 million in safety and security upgrades and have recently accelerated our plans to install "single point of entry" at all elementary schools.

"About eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (78 percent) say that allowing teachers to carry guns in schools would be very or somewhat effective at preventing school shootings, compared with just 24 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents", according to study.

Students have indeed resisted the temptation to "sit idly by", and apparently have ensured that the questions surrounding guns and gun rights will not fade into the background again, as they so often have in the aftermath of mass shootings. Morse said. "Isn't that what we're here for?" Given the history of school shootings, it is fitting to make this protest about Columbine to show how little has changed in almost 20 years.