Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, Maryland had the worst
first day imaginable today when a student brought a gun to school. A 17-year-old
student with special needs was shot in the back in the school's cafeteria.
Witnesses stated that a teacher and a guidance counselor
sprang into action by restraining the 15-year-old suspect and pinning the suspect against a vending machine.
The suspect was taken into custody by police. The injured
student was brought into University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center and is
in critical condition.
Schools need to be a safe environment where
students and teachers can work together without feeling scared. Students
from every background need to feel free to learn without feeling
threatened. With gun violence cropping up in the news more often than
ever, how can we make schools safer and prevent tragedies like
this from happening? What can students do? What can teachers do? Blog
out your thoughts below.
BY LAUREN IZQUIERDO ON 8/27/2012 3:00:00 PM
POSTED IN school, back to school, dealing with tragedy, fear, In the News