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Keep Guns Out of School?


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Break the code of silence.


W.A.R.N.ing Label:

W.A.R.N.'s students take the message to elementary and middle school students. They use raps, skits, speeches, and question and answer sessions. The Weapons Are Removed Now! program has been replicated across the country. Here's the message:
  • Problems shouldn't be settled though violence. Use words, not weapons.
  • Weapons on campus are dangerous to everyone. Who's next?
  • Telling authorities about weapons is right and necessary. It could save a life.


Contact ...

Don't call the sheriff. Hold back the locker searches. Listen to the students -- they know if a gun is in school or not.

At Reseda High in Los Angeles, students take responsibility for curbing student violence. Their program, W.A.R.N. (Weapons Are Removed Now!), promotes awareness of the dangers of weapons on campus and encourages students to tell the authorities about weapons.

For more information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Dr. Jay J. Shaffer, W.A.R.N.
Reseda High School
18230 Kittredge St.
Reseda, CA 91335


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How a school W.A.R.N.s against guns


In some neighborhoods, attending school can be hazardous to your health. In the last five years, most American schools have reported increased violence. More than half report incidents of violence with weapons.

To get guns out of schools, everyone is taking action. Schools are tearing out lockers, installing metal detectors, conducting surprise searches and teaching conflict resolution. But what are students doing? What's their responsibility?

At Reseda High in Los Angeles, two students have been shot and killed in recent years. But students are breaking the code of silence and taking responsibility for keeping their school safe.

A group of students decided to take safety measures into their own hands with a new program called W.A.R.N. -- Weapons Are Removed Now. Their message -- which they teach in local middle and elementary schools with raps, skits, speeches, and question and answer sessions -- is simple: students who bring weapons to school aren't your friends. As teacher Jay Shaffer says, "All the metal detectors in the world are not as good as the eyes of the students on campus."


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