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1 Militarization of our Youth: Theyre Targeting You Ramon Mendoza and Alexis Velarde

2 JROTC JROTC programs use GUN RANGES on High School grounds San Diego, Lincoln, and Madison High are some examples Mission Bay is currently building one on their campus They use pellet bullets but those bullets still can hurt someone They also have shady ways of recruiting students into their program

3 JROTC Violates Policy The zero tolerance policy clearly states that any kind of weapons are not allowed on a school campus You could say the JROTC program is in violation of this policy but the district left itself a nice little loophole Some students have been placed in military science courses (JROTC) without their parents informed consent, violating California Education Code sec This is another clear violation

4 Why shouldnt we have a gun range in school? Violence should be left off campus Against zero tolerance policy School Shootings Using what you learn in JROTC can be used in ways that affect the community Students that cant handle firearms can make a big mistake and do something they might regret Those funds should be used on educational materials and not promote violence

5 Why should you have student and parent consent for JROTC? This could lead to a life career choice Shouldnt parents be informed that students are in a program that recruits into the military? Parents should be aware that their students are being taught to handle fire arms To inform students and parents that JROTC credits and grades earned are not counted toward meeting college entrance requirements

6 Another issue we have w/ JROTC

7 Whos missing in these images?

8 What can we do to stop it? Educate ourselves Educate others Find staff and students that support us Get parents involved Organize on our campuses Demand that they abide by policy like the rest of us

9 Plan of Action Create awareness (Students, Staff, Parents, and Community) Petitions Make a meeting with your schools administrator Go to the Board of Education Contact Media

10 Education not Arms Coalition Lincoln Students and Parents Mission Bay Students and Parents A.R.E. UJIMA Institute for Civic Responsibility Project YANO SDSU MEChA Somos Raza Raza Rights Coalition Association of African American Educators California Coalition Against Poverty You??


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