Life matters-A A +A
Monday, March 11, 2013
SCHOOL as a second home, as they say, a home where it is safe, where you will learn, have friends, felt love from teachers and other school staffs, but with the crime that just happen wherein a grade six pupil killed a 2nd year high school student inside the school, would the school be called a second home?
Back when I was in high school at Pines City National High School, there’s news about a student who died inside the school that is near to us, he died because of a gunshot. According to my classmate in college who was the classmate of the victim before, he saw how he was shot and even the blood that flowed down in his body. All they thought was that the gun was just a toy, but it isn’t.
How will a gun be inside the school, even if it’s a toy or not? Isn’t it that the security guards in school are checking the bags of the students before they enter the school? If that so, how does the student brought inside the gun? This year, it’s not a gunshot that killed a student; instead it’s a sharp thing which is until now under investigation.
Same question came to my mind as I watched the news about that, how does the sharp thing be inside the school, an elementary school?
With the latest incident about the tragedy field trip, parents were so worried, that made the field trips be banned, this time, the incident about the tragedy visitation of high school student in an elementary school, how would the parents feel about that? Inside the second home they thought would their child be killed?
Let’s listen to the side of the security guard, that he’s the only one’s securing for the whole school with a lot of gates, but may I just ask, isn’t it that there’s only one main gate where students should enter as they go inside the school? Didn’t he notice that sharp thing? If it wasn’t in the child’s bag, was that thing come inside the school?
To the side of the life of the suspect, whatever the reason is is killing a good reason to payback whatever fault the victim did? To the side of the parents, how did the kid knew how to kill a person? Is it from the movies or films they watched? Is it from the television or radio or internet? I am not questioning how parents guides their children, it’s just that I am also worried that if in the young age he knew how to make crime, how about in the future, or how about the other children, or teen agers, or youth?
Another reason for parents to be so worried about and another incident that the school should think of, but all means the same thing, it is the safety of the student, it is how the kids should live, life matters, isn’t it, then why should we let this things happen. (Edraldine Ann Mendoza)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 12, 2013.