Computer keyboards (mostly in smaller labs) seem to be the latest victim of vandalism in Hickman High School. The keys that compose the keyboards are being popped out of place, and being re-arranged at different locations on the board. Such actions has prompted actions by teachers such as locking up mice and keyboards after each hour of use, and labeling them to keep track of “hit” keyboards.
Is this really a necessary action? I’m not in the position to make the decision, but I am the one suffering from this inconvenience every time I need to use a computer (like right now!). With the actions of a minority of students, or even just an individual, punishment is inflicted on a mass of innocent souls.
Unless our elementary education on PAWS typing teacher didn’t work, the vandalism isn’t drastically affecting the situation (considering only a couple of keys are being scrambled). However, no student should be subject to poor educational tools due to immoral actions by others. Should such drastic measure be taken to control this problem? Should we have to deal with what we destroy?
By Jake Nichols