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Old 04-16-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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It just seems school violence as a whole is up. School used to be safe haven back in the day. If someone had a problem with someone they would meet at the kickball field,throw a few fisty cuffs and be done with it.Now you read about kids carrying guns,knives and razor blades.What has changed so drastically between when I was a kid in school in the 80's to now?
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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I'm a 17 year old boy who goes to school in Texas and this school year alone We've had about 5 threats of a school shooting. One was a list of black people a boy was going to shoot, threating to shoot all the teachers and principals,and the other 3 were about blowing up the school.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:47 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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It is definately alot scarier these days for kids in school these days.
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:32 AM
 
Location: southern california
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when i was in school the only trouble makers were the school bullys.the kids today are exposed to alot more violence then when i was a kid.my sisters home schooled their 2 children & it was a good idea.i home schooled myself in 11th & 12th grade & worked full time for low wages.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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I know people who went on to medical school who were homeschooled, they were smart, above average in intelligence and had impeccable manners. I think if people knew more bout it, had the means to do it, they would! There is a whole social network that goes along with it, from Wiccans to the Church of GOD people, if people google homeschooling, they can see a whole different world exists, one that is wholesome and alot less scarier!
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Hell
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there are always some jerks in the world.If you allow everyone to use gun,you also allow jerks to use guns,too
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:12 AM
 
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I think it is due to lack of the proper discipline and consistency. Children dont seem to have as much parental guidance as they did in the past and it seems to be declining more all the time. ( I have seen parents tell their children if you dont put that down I am going to spank you.. or if you dont stop hitting your brother I am going to send you to your room ect. ect.) and the parent stands there and actualy allows the child to continue the negative behavior and there isnt a penalty to pay just a bunch of talk that goes in one ear and out the other. "Why wouldnt a child do something that is wrong when there isn't a penalty in the home to pay everytime they break a rule?" If a child doesn't learn growing up and learn with consistency that every single time you break a rule they must pay a penalty for it,then you cannot expect a child understand that there is a penalty for breaking the law or committing crimes that could result in prison.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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It is really a lack of parenting on BOTH extremes and both result from child abuse, either not being firm enough, being afraid to hurt your child and sometimes it is being too tough and hurting them, both actions are of the same coin, both result from uphappy homes and both usually keep repeating the cycles, sadly only education will help and too many people just seem to be too busy to get help or to care...remember they grew up in a dysfunctional home, so dysfuction seems normal to them, maybe help someone and help their life maybe? That is what I do, been there, done that, so I try to help rather than judge them.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:19 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I do believe alot has to do with both parents having to work,leaving kids to fend for themselves. Alot of us in our 40's on up had at least 1 parent home,so kids end up in gangs,on drugs or just in trouble period. It is alot different now.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:26 AM
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After living to hear about the Columbine shooting and other school violence going on, I am not shocked to hear about school violence anymore. Sad, yes. Shocked, no. School s are no longer safe.
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