The Hornet Herald is the student e-newspaper. The articles are written to help students practice writing in UIL format. Articles are written by the students and do not reflect or necessarily agree with the position of the school board, administration or faculty. This is the student's opportunity for Freedom of Speech.
Metal Detectors in School
By Kyle Baker
There is an ongoing issue with the decision to implement metal detectors into the schools to protect the students and faculty because students and some parents feel as if they will be invading the student's personal life. Many school districts should have metal detectors at all the entrances preventing issues from almost ever having an opportunity to occur.
In the day and age we live in right now vaping in school bathrooms and other places on campus is a very big issue among teens and I can almost say with 100% confidence that at every public high school in the United States a student has snuck a vape into school. Having these metal detectors at the entrances of school eliminates almost all possibility of teens getting them into school facilities unnoticed.
School shooting incidents are getting more common nowadays and one great example of this would be Stoneman Majority Douglas Highschool because without having metal detectors at the entrances the gunman just walked in without any resistance. Having metal detectors could have prevented this if not fully then a majority. You should never even bring a gun on school campuses in any case unless you are a police officer or have permission from the district or state but just having this extra layer of protection slims the chances of there being any incident or issue.
Many students are against this idea of having the metal detectors because they feel as if the school is invading their personal life too much by doing so when in reality it is to keep the students safe and out of trouble. Even if there hasn't ever been an issue at the school with vapes, firearms, or other illegal objects on school grounds adding metal detectors just makes sure there won't be. Are metal detectors going to completely stop these incidents? No, it's not but it will definitely make the chances and statistics go down which is in no way negative nut a huge step in the right direction.
When asked if metal detectors should be implemented into school districts the answer is yes. Having just a few of these on-campus entrances makes it safer for all students and faculty while not invading student's privacy or crossing any lines.
On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 7:00 A.M., many Hudson students will be leading a See You At The Pole event along with thousands of other students across the country.
See You At The Pole is a part of the global student's prayer week.
Hudson has over 15 students volunteering their time to pray and encourage their fellow students.
To start the morning off at 7:00 A.M., there will be praise music by Carley Perkins, Hank Curbow, and Sage Yancey.
Following, Katie Vandover will open with a prayer. Many more specific prayers will be let by Hudson students asking God to watch over: teachers, students, police officers, transportation, administration, support staff, coaches and the district as a whole.
The theme of the 2019 SYATP event comes from 2 Chronicles 7:14 which reads, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Invite your friends and join these students Wednesday morning in front of the high school for the day of student prayer.
If you post about this event use #SYATP and #IF.