The Back-to-School Season won't be longer as long without these school shootings

Adrian Miroslaw

September is a month of transition for all who is involved. Parents and children are apprehensive throughout this time. Parents are both struggling with anxiety and worry about the way that the school year will go and what they could do. Parents are constantly warning their children of the dangers of violence in schools following the tragic shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.

The majority of school counselors and educators believe that teaching self-defense techniques to children is a great idea. It is logical to teach our children to deal with potential dangers in situations. Be aware that teaching children how to safeguard their family and themselves from harm to themselves and their families is crucial for raising well-rounded, responsible children. Numerous schools across the country from Salt Lake City, Utah to Chicago, Illinois have created workshops and resources that assist parents, students and teachers understand how they can protect them and their families from school shootings.

Teachers and school counselors are often required to teach an class on how to safeguard pupils from school shootings. A news outlet recently reported on an event that was hosted by the Safe Schools Program, Salt Lake City, Utah. The American School Safety Association (ASSA) is a non-profit international organisation, held the workshop. Its goal is to increase the safety of schools. The workshop was organized by ASSA with two objectives in mind: provide teachers with helpful tips and tools to assist them in educating their students parents and guardians on school security. The workshop also offered parents an opportunity to comprehend the lengthy and sometimes complicated events that lie ahead. The Salt Lake City News-Miner published not just a collection of handouts, but also a video and interview with Dan Frye, a member of Utah's school board.

According to the News-Miner the main purpose of the conference is to exchange information about efficient strategies that schools can use to prevent school shootings. The suggested strategies included the creation of a school safety board, making it mandatory that teachers wear name tags, establishing an assessment plan for threats which could be distributed to students, staff and parents, as well as improving communication between school staff and police. Magnets can be put in lockers at schools to remind parents and students to lock their doors at the end of school. Parents may also be a part of school safety committees in order to inform to any changes to safety guidelines. A lot of the ideas offered by the ASSA are being implemented in some parts of the nation, according to the Salt Lake City News-Miner. The ASSA also offered suggestions on strategies schools could employ to lessen the risk of school shootings.

Parents across Utah are worried about the safety of their children at school, especially during the back-to-school season in September. The Salt Lake City News-Miner's Dan Frye stated that while schools in Utah were expecting an increase in school shootings over the last few years, there is an increase in the number of shootings following the Columbine tragedy in the month of January 2021. According to the News-Miner the report shows an increase in both the number and frequency of victims of school shootings. According to the News-Miner two Salt Lake City school teachers were killed in the month of March. This was just one day following the anniversary of Sandy Utah's massacre classroom.

Director of communications for the Utah School District Dan Frye told the News-Miner that there were several meetings with school administrators as well as security personnel to discuss ways to decrease school shootings. Frye added that he anticipates increased security measures from the state. According to the News-Miner Utah is putting together an information database that will detect threats and warn of imminent school shootings According to reports. Utah is working on improving security measures for schools that will incorporate the use of digital fingerprints. Utah is also looking at ways to improve relationships between school staff and students. Jenniferowe, who is a member of the editorial board of Salt Lake City News Mormon World News asked whether these strategies will be sufficient to help the needs of all students victimized by school violence.