Schools or Death Arenas?

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For 3 consecutive years or more, various crimes including mass murder have become common inside schools. Here are the latest:

Girl’s Death From School a Homicide
‘The death of a 10-year-old Long Beach girl, who was involved in a fight with an 11-year-old classmate Friday over a boy, has been ruled a homicide, authorities said this morning.

‘Joanna Ramos’ death was ruled a homicide and the final mode of death was ruled to be blunt force trauma, said Los Angeles County Coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral.

‘Ramos, who police had initially said was 11 years old, died late Friday after she and an 11-year-old classmate at Willard Elementary School left an after-school program for a pre-planned fight that afternoon, police said…’

Elementary Kids Tries to Poison Teacher
The students were expelled but does that punishment fit the crime?

‘Fresno police say the attempted poisoning happened sometime between December 12th and 16th, at Balderas Elementary School located at Maple and Florence in Southeast Fresno.

‘Fresno Unified says three students, ages ten and eleven, put rat poison in their teacher’s coffee, as well as in the icing of a cupcake. Action News has learned all three students were expelled from Balderas and will be moved to other schools…’

One Dead, 4 Wounded in Ohio School Shooting
‘Daniel Parmentor, 16, is the student killed in the shooting, according to MetroHealth Medical Center.

‘His parents released a statement: “We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

‘One student died after the shooting this morning at Chardon High School, police said.

‘Police are not releasing names. But Junior Nate Mueller, who said his ear was grazed by a bullet, identified the shooter as T. J. Lane…’


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