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student rights

97 petitions

Update posted 10 hours ago

Petition to Richard M. Ponti, Dr. Aaron Spence, http://wavy.com/2018/02/23/va-beach-officials-holding-news-conference-on-recent-school-threats/ , Tim Kaine

KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE! Install metal detectors with armed security in Virginia Beach Schools!

KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE!!! As we all know, school shootings are on the rise and have been increasing since the tragic Columbine HS massacre in 1999. In the almost 18 years that have passed since that horrible day, not much has been done to PREVENT guns in the hands of murderers or any weapons from entering our schools where OUR CHILDREN spend the majority of their days.    There IS a solution that has worked to eliminate would be mass murderers from ever entering the premises. Our airports, courthouses, city and federal buildings, concert halls, and more, have had this preventative security for many years & it has worked to PREVENT these tragic events. *1. METAL DETECTORS at designated entrances with highly armed police officers that are  highly trained in these type of situations, 4-6 officers per school EVERY DAY . (Yes, this may take a little more time in the mornings when students are arriving to school , but every morning I drop off my children, I see students waiting outside before they are allowed to enter at the designated time. I think we could spare a little more time to ensure our children are safe. Yes, it may cost us more tax money to have this security enforced , but I have talked with someone working on starting a non profit organization to fund this protection. I know my children are priceless to me & I’m willing to help pay the price for their safety. )  2. Utilize the check-in desk staff members to visually inspect a visitor at the designated entrance (by camera), prior to buzzing them into the school. 3. Keep all doors locked during school hours. No one enters unless they’re buzzed in through the designated entrance. I believe these simple and proven measures will decrease, if not ELIMINATE, these horrible events from happening.  I believe this is an URGENT matter that MUST be addressed NOW! 18 years and countless, precious lives snuffed out. It’s taken way too long for our trusted leaders to implement a safety tools to PREVENT mass shootings.  If you agree, PLEASE SIGN AND FORWARD  this petition to parents, officials or anyone you know who cares about our children’s well-being and peace of mind .  My 1st goal is to get 444 signatures in honor of my Father who passed away in 2016 . He was a Vietnam Veteran . Thank you! Sincerly Concerned Parent,  Tracy Kane  

Tracy Kane
81 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, President of the United States

National High School Walk-Out for Anti Gun Violence

We are the students, we are the victims, we are change, fight gun violence now! High School students across the U.S.A, the way to fight back is here. There has been too much complacency on the part of politicians when it comes to gun violence. The time to act is now! Public school shootings affect communities and especially teenagers. On February, 14th a High School shooting in Parkland, Florida occurred, killing 17 people. Still,  POTUS has not addressed any form of gun legislation. The majority of teenagers have no right to vote, leaving our voice unheard. The government does not hear or care how these tragedies affect our lives.  Seven children and teens are killed with guns in the U.S. on an average day (https://everytownresearch.org). The violence of guns is being performed in our schools and our communities. Not the Senate floor. As the future of America, it is time for teenagers to speak their minds and put their frustration into action. The Plan: On Friday, April 20th, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting I propose a National High School student walk out. Walk out of school, wear orange and protest online and in your communities. Sign the petition if you pledge to do so. Nothing has changed since Columbine, let us start a movement that lets the government know the time for change is now. #nationalschoolwalkout 

Lane Murdock
202,669 supporters
Decision maker responded 4 days ago

Petition to Mr. Novak, Kirsten A. Coombs

Approve Howard High’s Participation in National School Walkout

As you may already be aware, the student-founded political action group Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is organizing a nationwide school walkout to take place between 10:00 and 10:17 AM on the one month anniversary of the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, March 14th, 2018. Though I and many other students understand that such an event may be considered a disruption to the learning environment, I urge you to take into account the fact that this protest is both part of an escalating force in the larger fight against gun violence and an opportunity for students to reinforce our commitment to action until the federal government enacts legislative change with respect to the issue. Furthermore, this day will be of particular importance to Howard High School as the lives of two students were lost to gun violence in 2017 and we have received both a bomb threat and a mass shooting threat over the course of the past five years, all of which have deeply affected our community and because of which it would be unjustifiable to deprive our student body of the right to participate in such a pivotal movement. As this walkout is to take place on a Wednesday, we the students of Howard High are requesting the privilege to adjust our regularly scheduled Lion’s Time to coincide with the walkout without risk of disciplinary action. Thank you for your consideration.

Ceoli Jacoby
274 supporters