Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Our reaction to the murders at Virginia Tech - Violence is never the answer to anything. There are many different ways to prevent violence.

Violence is never the answer to anything. There are many different ways to prevent violence. First of all, stay out of fights, and then report any type of misbehavior, and care for yourself only think about it. Will it help?

Fights are the usual cause of violence. Well, if the person gets afraid, they might show up with any type of weapon just because they do not know what to expect. Fights are very hard to take care of because yes you want to defend yourself, but there will be problems after you face the fight, even if you didn’t start it. You still fought back so it makes you guilty as the other person.

Whenever you are in such trouble, report all the behavior that might occur in your daily life. If you’re threatened to get jumped, don’t decide to get a group to fight them. No you must stop that behavior once it starts or else it will continue. Yes, people might call you a chicken or something like that what do you say? “So what, I’m the better person here instead of any of you.”

The only person you need to worry about is yourself. No one else will tell you what to do except for your good self. There are two roads to life: you may be a follower or a leader. Unluckily, I’m in seventh grade this year. Though my two middle schools that I’ve been to I have never gotten in so much trouble that I am today. Yes I was a follower, and it felt horrible! I did not do exactly what my heart told me to do, but I followed my friends. Anyways, worry about what you do and only that. Seriously, you don’t even need to know why.

Middle is hard. Yes, I can’t tell you it is not. Your school work, friends, grades, etc. to worry about is all you ever need, not violence. Why don’t you try something else the next time you think about another fight? Take it from someone that has learned sadly.

By L.G., a middle school student

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