Role of law in school violence
In the recent years, school safety has become one of the major issues to deeply concern about. The incidents of weapon possession, shooting, gang wars and sexual harassments are increasing day by day. There is no use of making each other accountable after someone willingly or reluctantly executes a tragic event. Life is precious and everyone must understand this.
We cannot blame the law as it is performing its part in the most appropriate fashion. In order to prevent school violence all we’re required is an active participation of school administrators, students, teachers, parents, government, and law enforcement and of course, the community at large.
Last year, an ill-fated incident took place outside a Seattle high school when a student was gunned down with a gang related drive-by. The case was challenging in its own because it was not anyhow related with the education law. It was a merciless example of cold-blooded murder and was clearly indicating how the high school and college campuses are becoming an appropriate hub for gangsters. The case was reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court itself and raised the issue of school safety countrywide.
Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States has provided an arrangement concerning to the possession of handgun. From the last several years, the handgun ownership within the province of Washington D.C. becomes one of the major subjects for debate. During the case, Justice John Paul Stevens asked that the court requires some strong reasons and arguments in order to carry the broad prohibition. In reply, the public prosecutor supported his arguments with some shocking data. He submitted a detailed report supported by the Chicago board of education.
According to the report, a year prior to the case 29 students had been shot dead by others using the domestic weapon with formal license. And within the next 4 months 8 more students were killed. All these killings took place due to the breaching of domestic firearms related laws.
The Supreme Court thoroughly agreed with all the facts as well as the related arguments. Eventually, the court passed some of the legal arrangements in order to curb such forms of legal violations.
Besides providing some of the major legal enforcements it was also important to teach lessons to those who took the law in their own hands and took innocent lives. All the accused involved in various school shooting incidences were charged with various legal acts including that for murder, attempt of murder, threatening and assault, promoting panic and endangerment and various other appropriate criminal offenses.
Besides rewarding the criminals with various sentences, the U.S. Supreme Court also charged some of the major accused with various legal violation penalties. Such forms of penalties are normally prosecuted in the cases of civil damages and also on the account of wrongful death.
So, no one can claim that law is not playing its part. But it cannot work in the benefit of society until and unless everyone stand against injustice and support law fully.