I have said this before: I am a college student. I sit in classes with adult sized children who don’t want to fully participate in class until they realize that they are going to fail then get pissed with the professors for “failing them”. Who then try to manipulate those same professors into passing them because, you know, life is so hard for most college students.
I have witnessed deplorable amounts of entitlement portrayed in some very interesting ways including throwing things and refusing to leave classes “because the teacher is being unfair” to them, though they are the one’s who have exhibited some kind of behavior which warrants their removal from class.
I have close friends who are professors who have quite a few stories about how angry college students behave.
I have witnessed drunk, drugged, and angry students act out; in college classrooms.
In this country we don’t have a great history of young people bringing guns into school. Illegally or otherwise.
- Columbine was angry entitled children shooting up a school because they were pissed off.
- In March 2015 Christopher Sean Marcer Hill shot and killed nine people; fellow students and a teacher at the college that he attended.
- February 2008 Steven Kazmierczak killed 5 people at the college that he attended.
I could literally do this all day but I won’t, the information is out there and very easy to find. Google Shootings at schools in America and be extremely saddened by the amount of results you receive in 0.6 seconds.
Some people see these instances and say oh if the other people had guns they could have protected themselves, even though gun ownership data concludes that “Owning a gun has been linked to higher risks of homicide, suicide, and accidental death by gun.”
And that’s what we want in our schools? As a student and the parent of a student that is the furthest thing from what I want in our schools.