Watch Your Step in the Halls

People are always walking throughout the halls at Dimond, all day. They walk, jog and sprint throughout the halls knowing that the worst thing that can happen is a teacher will tell you stop or maybe give you a detention. People never think about some of the real dangers of running in the halls. Some dangers can happen to the people who are running, but others, can hurt people that are handicapped. Most are on crutches, and there are a few in wheelchairs. When they get run into, it can cause serious injuries to them. People do not think about the reason that they are on crutches, or in a wheel chair. They can get seriously hurt and have to be injured for even longer than they were originally. It would all happen because one person was not being careful in the hallways. Many different things can happen to these injured people, such as getting a crutch knocked over, or getting your leg run into while you are in a wheelchair. Both of these are not a good outcome. I was in a wheelchair for two months, then on crutches. I know how these injured people feel, and I know what they are going through. I have gotten my leg run into several times, and it does not feel good. The worst part is the long-term damage that it can cause. I feel that people are not careful enough in the hallways. Some people are oblivious to injured people, and they know that even if they do run into one of them, it is not going to hurt themselves. Then they just have to walk away and it is not their problem anymore. Not all people are like this. Most people are cautious of the injured people in the hallways. Usually, if someone runs into one of them, they will say sorry and even though the injured person can be hurt, they know that it was all an accident. I have talked to someone that has never had a major injury to see what he thinks when he is in the hallways. His name is Mason Anderson, and he is a sophomore at Dimond. Mason walks and runs through the halls, but he is not reckless. He watches out for handicapped people, and is cautious about bumping into them. “I try my best not to run into anyone who is injured because I know what pain that can cause them,” Anderson says. Though he has never been seriously hurt, he still knows how much it must hurt when you get bumped into while injured, no matter what injury it is. Anderson is a good example of how everyone should be in the halls.