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School violence threats must be taken seriously

School violence threats must be taken seriously

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

November 10, 2019

Last year’s bomb threat left WCHS students evacuated from the building and contained within the football field stadium for hours. This past month’s shooting threat left students in their regular classes as if attending a normal day of school. Threats of school violence are becoming increasingly common. Alt...

Guns in the hands of teachers don’t lead to safety

Guns in the hands of teachers don’t lead to safety

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

Imagine turning in a paper and seeing a gun on your teacher’s desk, or running to your next class and accidentally bumping into a police officer carrying a loaded gun. Due to the many incidents involving gun violence in schools, these frightening scenarios may soon become a reality. Recently, in Balt...

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Officer vital to safety

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Officer vital to safety

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor

October 1, 2013

Within the past few years, reports of school shootings have flooded the national media.  Too many innocent lives have been cut short by ill individuals.  These incidents may have turned out very differently had there been an armed police officer on the campus at all times. At the beginning of the school year...

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Risk outweighs benefits

Students have mixed reactions to armed police officer: Risk outweighs benefits

By Elizabeth Campbell

October 1, 2013

Where there are guns, violence often follows. Do not bring that potential violence into our school by putting a gun here.  CHS was recently issued an armed police officer. It should not have happened. Guns are highly powerful, and while they are fine to use responsibly for recreation, the supposed...

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