School Issues

How to Keep Schools Safe? We’re Focusing Our Time, Energy and Money on ‘All the Wrong Things,’ Experts Say

Abstract:

Acts of violence in schools are increasing, but metal detectors are not the best solution. Schools should instead empower staff members to use preventative measures to stop violence and practice drills in case of emergency. *TRIGGER WARNING

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Source:

USA Today

Author:

Jorge L. Ortiz

Published:

November 21st, 2019

The New Normal Heading Back to School is Security and Armed Guards

Abstract:

Following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, schools across the state have changed their security procedures. They have hired more security officers and students will have to adjust to this new normal.

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Source:

Miami Herald, adapted by NewsELA

Published:

8/12/2018

Social Media Posts Come Under Scrutiny Following School Shootings

Abstract:

It can be hard to differentiate between social media posts that are true threats vs. those that are pranks. Schools and lawmakers struggle to protect free speech and punish and prevent social media posts about threats to schools.

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Source:

Christian Science Monitor, adapted by NewsELA

Published:

7/20/2018

Keeping Our Schools Safe: A Plan for Preventing Mass Shootings and Ending All Gun Violence in American Schools

Abstract:

Gun violence makes schools unsafe, and we need to take action to change this troubling increase in violence. There are a number of solutions to make schools safer, including laws to make it harder for unstable people to access guns and planning in advance for emergencies so that staff know how to react.

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Source:

Everytown for Gun Safety

Published:

2/11/2020

10 Years. 180 School Shootings. 356 Victims.

Abstract:

This data collection documents every school shooting in the United States from 2009 to 2019. It demonstrates an upward trend in frequency of school shootings and commonalities between events. *TRIGGER WARNING

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Source:

CNN

Author:

Christina Walker

Published:

7/11/1905

Parkland: One Year Later

Abstract:

This six part podcast series, published one year after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, delves in depth into what we’ve learned from this tragedy. It demonstrates how the Parkland community has transformed its grief into collective action to prevent future school shootings.

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Source:

CBS Miami

Published:

4/18/2019

A Grim Education: 72 Years of School Shootings

Abstract:

Survivors of school shootings explain the terror of their experiences and how it impacts them to this day. They share their advice for future school shooting survivors. *TRIGGER WARNING

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Source:

New York Magazine

Published:

10/28/2018

Two Students Die After School Shooting in Southern California

Abstract:

In 2019, a teenager shot five students at a high school in California. Students and their families were terrified, and some students are afraid to return, feeling that school is not a safe place to be. *TRIGGER WARNING

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Source:

Los Angeles Times, adapted by NewsELA