Why Student Disrespect Should Bother You.

By Blakely Releford

In case you weren’t aware, some students here at Powell are very disrespectful. They are disrespectful to their friends, their teachers, their school, their classmates, and even themselves. The more I deal with it on a daily basis, the more it starts to bother me. As a freshman, I was just annoyed by the whole ordeal. Sophomore and junior year I was getting to the point where I would call out students who were being disrespectful because it made me so mad. Now that senior year has arrived and I’ve dealt with these immature kids for four years now, I’m completely over it, and you should be too.

I mean let’s be real, all people want in high school is to either be noticed, or to go unnoticed. Sometimes, if students don’t get the attention they think they deserve they go to some outrageous measures in order to get it. Maybe they will decide to disrupt the class, interrupt their teacher, start standing up and walking around, throw things, etc. Whatever it is that they decide to do, it’s so unnecessarily annoying. It’s getting to the point where students don’t react to punishment given by teachers. It’s almost like they feed off of it. Which is where people like us, who are fed up with the immaturity, come in. I know I can’t be the only person in this school who finds this to be as disrespectful. To everyone out there who is just as upset as I am, just know you're not alone. Stand up and speak out. If someone is disrupting your learning environment don’t be afraid to take action because you have every right to do so. It’s up to us to put a stop to all the nonsense that goes on in this school. So, don’t let it slide anymore because the responsibility to take action is yours.

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