Students question their safety at school

Smoke cannons at Southwestern High School, the safest school in Indiana.

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Smoke cannons at Southwestern High School, the safest school in Indiana.

Isa Bargoz, Writer

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With all of the recent events of violence at school this year, students and adults have been questioning the safety of schools. Many schools have started reinforcing new rules of protection to try to prevent future violence from happening. The mostly highly protected and safest school in America as of now, Southwestern High School in Shelbyville, Indiana has implemented many new things to try to protect their students the best way that they can. They have a panic button in all the classrooms and even smoke cannons in the hallways. It is said to be pricey but worth it.

History teacher David Bedka says, “ I do currently feel safe at this school. I don’t think we should enforce crazy things like metal detectors. I do think we should watch out for students putting pencils as door stops, leaving the school, and then coming back. I do think it would be a good idea to add some minor advancements to the school.”

Junior Caroline Reagan said, “In my opinion, I don’t feel 100 percent safe at our school at the moment. With many of the events occurring right now in our country, the school as a whole should be changing their safety procedures and protocols. Our lockdowns, for example, don’t really help our students and staff. In fact, I think it rather puts us in more danger. We just hide and resume our classes like normal.”

More and more schools are improving their school safety and now students seem to believe we should at our own school; we will just have to stick around and see what our school decides to do.

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