Violence in schools around the nation is a serious problem.
bullying and the use of guns and other weapons. The total number of crimes committed in.
public schools has risen to close three million each year. About 9 percent of all students.
are victimized at least once during a six-month period. Although violence is a problem in.
any setting, the problem is compounded when it pertains to schools; it not only hinders the.
educational process, but also creates unnecessary burden on children. The use of the.
National Government's budget surplus to fund law enforcement for nationwide public.
school districts on a permanent basis. Although it would be costly, this would allow local.
law enforcement to safeguard schools in their respective districts. Depending on the size.
of each district, size of the school, and severity of crime in the school, officers would be.
assigned on a permanent basis to maintain as safe an environment as possible. As of now,.
other proposals and acts designed to prevent violence in schools have not worked as well.
as planned. Existing measures such as suspension or expulsion have not been a serious.
threat to those who commit the crime. In addition, the majority of schools in the public.
schooling systems are opposed to more extreme forms of violence prevention such as.
corporal punishment. Although it would be costly to the local and state government.
agencies, the federal budget surplus would be able to provide annual compensation for the.
proposed solution. Because the future of the nation lies in the hands of the children, they.
should be able to receive an education without fear and unnecessary burden. .