Should video cameras be placed in public areas of schools to help protect students from school violence?

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Today, we see a lot of school violence happening. To stop or prevent these violence, we should set up video cameras in public areas in schools. More security will reduce the number of violence in school. People will act and do things more carefully and it will prevent students from getting hurt and provide better learning conditions in schools. Campus security and safety is an important feature of postsecondary education. The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students nationwide a safe environment in which to learn and to keep student, parents and employees well informed about campus security. At present, the balance is thoroughly tilted towards efforts to effect tough safety and drug policies in the schools and against any extension of the current scant constitutional rights students enjoy. As the preoccupation with drugs and gang paraphernalia in the schoolhouse has escalated, school searches of students and seizures of their property in accord with the Fourth Amendment comprise a cutting edge issue for the courts and school authorities.

The video cameras will prevent or stop the school violence. By locating them in public areas of schools, it will not violate any private things going on students' lives in schools. The video camera will detect fights in the school, prevent fights by recognizing problems that are happening and building up among students, also detect any harmful weapons or materials that are not allowed in school properties, such as knives, guns, alcohols, drugs, etc. Some might argue that it will totally destroy their privacies, but there is no privacies to be destroyed. The video cameras will basically placed on hall ways and all students are got to do on hall ways are just walk and go to the next class or bathroom. Also some might think that...