Parents are buying bullet proof backpacks for their kids and now the schools are revisiting the idea of building bullet proof schools. The students have taken their protest from their local streets all the way to the white house streets to express their frustration of feeling unprotected during the war of politics. Rightfully so!
The mass shooting at a South Florida high school has revived conversations around how to make schools safer for students and teachers alike. The gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, killed 17 people and injured many more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Cruz’s attack on his former high school exposed the ways in which certain security measures can fail short.
He managed to get onto the school’s campus because the gates surrounding the campus were open to let school buses in ahead of dismissal. He pulled the school’s fire alarm, prompting students and teachers to begin exiting the building. The fire alarm prevented some doors from locking once the Code Red active shooter warning was issued.
And in at least one classroom, the door’s lock allegedly didn’t keep students safe as Cruz managed to break through the door’s glass and shoot into the classroom, striking at least two students. Amid many school shootings over the past ……….
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