School violence among schools and gangs

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Violence among young people in society is increasing dramatically. Perhaps what is most alarming is that these violent acts are not only happening on the streets, but in the school systems as well. School violence is defined as any physical or verbal attack on a person while on school grounds or on school property. In the earlier years, school violence merely involved the occasional fight. However, school violence has become a problem which has plagued the nation for the past several years. There has been an increase in the amount of violence among, students now bringing guns, knives, and other weapons to school, and many are using them to hurt and kill. With incidents such as the shooting rampage in Littleton, Colorado, the public has become increasingly concerned with ways of predicting and reducing violence. Most of the violence is from drugs and gangs. Now that more and more people are selling and buying drugs, people are making money to buy weapons.

Gang violence has been increasing steadily. The spread of gangs and drugs also correspond with the amount of violence concerning school youths. There is also another cause that could provoke school violence, and that would be what some of us call "the outcasts". These are people that have been bullied, pushed around, teased, and simply want revenge for something that has happened to them in the past. There is even the issue of certain films, music and video games provoking school violence. For example, violence in some of our well-known comedy shows, video games could be part of these messages that get sent out to our school age youth. There are so many factors that can cause the violence to happen. I think that it is going to get worse before it gets better. The issues that...