The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence or “I Pledge” is an important opportunity to involve students in school safety through the power of a promise to never settle disputes with a gun. According to the K12 School Shooting Database, the majority of school shootings are from an escalation of disputes. Effective school safety measures should be layered and include the voice of the community, especially the students. By inviting students of all ages to sign a pledge to resolve matters non-violently, we are encouraging civility and building a sense of community.
What kind of world do we want to create for our children, our students, our communities? We need to learn to live safely in a country where guns outnumber people by almost 100 million. School nurses can introduce the “I Pledge” initiative to school districts
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