"Violence never brings permanent peace", once said by Martin Luther King, Jr. Fights break out for the littlest things because there aren't very strict rules on the consequences of peoples actions. If the rules on fighting were made more stern, and the consequences were worse than what they are, people would think a little harder before they act in such a way towards another student.
In the book Ender's Game, Ender faces the struggle of having to go to battle school everyday and having the fear of being pushed around, bullied, or even fighting someone and having to defend himself. This example from the book can compare to what some kids have to face in real life on a daily basis.
" I've lived too long with pain.... I wont know who I am without it" (Ender's Game)
The school boards making stricter and more impactful consequences for students actions is the most important way to improve the amount of violence that occurs daily on school grounds.
" Only 39% of schools in the 2009-2010 school year took serious disciplinary actions against a student for special offenses."
If their were stricter rules on campuses if schools then kids wouldnt have to go through this fear everyday. kids shouldn't have to go to school scared that they are going to get beat up. School is supposed to be a safe place for kids.
Some people think that changeing the rules and consequences wouldnt be enough to change the actions of the kids that are fighting
This quote shows how Ender lived in pain and fear constantly on a daily basis. He has to walk around and be more aware of what is going on so he can watch his back constantly.
For all the people that are tired of seeing kids fight and the principals that are tired of dealing with the kids after the fights, suggest to people of higher authority than you rule changes. With rule changes there could be an enlightenment and students eyes on what consequences they will have to face.
Enforcing the consequences of fighting will lessen the amount of fights and make them occur less often.
If the teachers and principals arent enforceing the consequences of fighting then kids think they can get away with it and then they will start to fight and then it is a chain reaction from there.
It is hard to change teenagers mind and get them to stop and think about what they are doing but if the consequences are harsh enough then they would probably start thinking to see what is the best for them in that situation
However, making the consequences harsher than what they are will make the students think about to do and if it is worth dealing with the consequences of their actions.
Fights happen too often in schools and to see the stats of how many schools aren't really doing anything about it is scary. If kids get away with it now there is no clue what they could do when they get out of school and try to get away with.