The tragic shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th has impacted students nationwide. As most know, seventeen teenagers were shot and killed during an excruciating four minutes in which Nikolas Cruz open fired in the school halls, demonstrating the troubling reality of what can happen to any high school in the United States.
At East Hamilton, topics like this often go not discussed. The seriousness of the issue is prominent; we have had threats of our very own at this school, yet there is still a lack of discussion surrounding the severity of the situation. Teachers and students have been told to rely on the blue anchor that hangs limply on the walls for safety, convincing us all that the way to maintain the peace is to turn off the lights and lock the door. Students and teachers are left in the dark, both literally and figuratively.
There is no easy solution for the issue, but many people have ideas that could improve the state of the school, and the people that populate it.
An anonymous students declared that she believed that more adults in the building were necessary to maintain order. Others believed that arming teachers was the way to go about solving the issue.
The one thing that’s certain is that the only way to make a difference is to use our voices. If you have any suggestions, send them in to us at the East Hamilton Eye of the Storm.
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