The recent Paris terrorist attacks brings many concerns of security into light. This issue affects not only politicians and armed forces dealing with it, but high school students as well.
When asked about the attacks in general, freshman Mitchell Townsend shed a little light on the subject.
“Terrorists captured and killed a lot of people in Paris. I’m not sure why the terrorists did what they did, but I feel bad for those families,” explained Townsend.
The attacks were organized by the terrorist organization ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that has kept in recent headlines. These threats concern many students and their families alike.
“ISIS is pretty much our biggest terror threat right now, and not just for America obviously. They attacked Syria, they attacked Paris, and they probably have tried to attack us,” said senior Autumn Walker.
Alongside bringing up safety concerns of the country as a whole, this brings up the issue of safety in places such as schools.
“It’s scary to think about but it happens all the time. We hear about people shooting up college campuses all the time.
It’s sad that we live in a time where you may very well have to fight for your life at school,” expressed Spanish teacher Sylvia Hancock.
Right now we can focus on helping Paris and any other place affected by these terrorist groups. Senior Satomi Fujii suggested ways to deal with this tragedy.
“The US Government should reach out to Paris while they’re struggling. Other countries should help too, and I’m sure there are donations and other activities where everyone can help. The world needs to show ISIS that we aren’t afraid,” stated Fujii.