Such behaviour may also result in bullying and gang fights.
Furthermore, school violence may arise due to the psychological deficiencies created by dysfunctional homes.
Parents/Guardians have a key role to play as they should ensure that the atmosphere at home, where the child/ward is nurtured is violent-free.
Adults should bear in mind that teenagers are impressionable and, as such, they tend to adopt their behavioral standards from what is obtainable in their households.
Teenagers are able to gain access to sharp objects and dangerous arms, which they take to school and use to intimidate their peers.
In addition to this, the legal system in many areas - especially third-world countries - is yet to develop specific laws that will help curb school violence and make it an offence punishable by the law.
The government should also update statistical data on school violence, in order to further enlighten the general public about the menace.
Violence in schools is a social problem with an enormous ripple effect- one act of violence can trigger numerous negative outcomes- hence, the community is expected to work as a whole in order to curb this social ill.
’’ I shall attempt to answer these questions in the subsequent paragraphs.
School violence is a multi-faceted social ill and may occur for diverse reasons, one of which is the intake of hard substances such as drugs and alcohol abuse.