What can be done to make schools safer?
Dec 27, 2012 | 595 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
<b>Theresa Akana</b><br />
<i>writer<br />
Northern Liberties</i><br />
“Every school should have a place to go where it’s safe. When I was a student in the Midwest, we had a bunker where we could go if a tornado hit. And there should be safety drills, so kids know how to get to a safe place quickly. Also, teachers should be supplied with wireless panic buttons, like seniors have in medical emergencies.”
Theresa Akana
writer
Northern Liberties

“Every school should have a place to go where it’s safe. When I was a student in the Midwest, we had a bunker where we could go if a tornado hit. And there should be safety drills, so kids know how to get to a safe place quickly. Also, teachers should be supplied with wireless panic buttons, like seniors have in medical emergencies.”
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<b>Miriam Hernandez-Meadows</b><br />
<i>student<br />
Northeast Philadelphia</i><br />
“More counseling efforts. We had a great counselor in high school. I even called her late at night when I had a problem. It made a big difference in my life. Counselors should be available to all students, including elementary-school students. That’s when the problems begin.”
Miriam Hernandez-Meadows
student
Northeast Philadelphia

“More counseling efforts. We had a great counselor in high school. I even called her late at night when I had a problem. It made a big difference in my life. Counselors should be available to all students, including elementary-school students. That’s when the problems begin.”
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<b>Michael Grim</b><br />
<i>coffeeshop supervisor<br />
Queen Village</i><br />
“Install metal detectors. We had them in Washington, D.C., where I went to high school. I think it should be done nationwide. It’s a good preventative. If people see that, they’re not going to even try to commit violence. It’s a visible deterrent.”
Michael Grim
coffeeshop supervisor
Queen Village

“Install metal detectors. We had them in Washington, D.C., where I went to high school. I think it should be done nationwide. It’s a good preventative. If people see that, they’re not going to even try to commit violence. It’s a visible deterrent.”
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<b>Amy Kessel</b><br />
<i>server<br />
Queen Village</i><br />
“Adults should be more aware of mental-health issues in children. Don’t be afraid to deal with the issue. If a child is showing signs of mental illness, be proactive and get them help — before it’s too late. Take it seriously.”
Amy Kessel
server
Queen Village

“Adults should be more aware of mental-health issues in children. Don’t be afraid to deal with the issue. If a child is showing signs of mental illness, be proactive and get them help — before it’s too late. Take it seriously.”
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