Gun Violence and Schools

The proposed upgrades are part of an ongoing push to improve safety and security at Tennessee’s largest school district
Teens around the country share how gun violence impacts their lives, schools, and neighborhoods.
“After the acute situation settles down, that’s usually when people find that they really need to return for help.”
After the mass shooting in Uvalde, politicians are again calling for more school security. Schools have already spent hundreds of millions in recent years on added security measures.
“I thought, ‘Well, if I die sitting next to these two people, then it’s not that bad. And that’s a thought no student should have in a classroom.’ ”
Vitti recommends against metal detectors for all schools, citing concern about ‘prison type of environment’
Communities are navigating the reality of gun violence and school shootings. Here is a guide of resources for students, parents, teachers, and more.
After the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, I dread going to school. When will our leaders act?
President Biden urged lawmakers to act after 18 students and a teacher were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.
What adult role models can do for kids, how communities can support survivors, and other resources.
During a Chalkbeat Philadelphia and Resolve Philly event, students, experts, and educators will weigh in on mental health resources. Here’s our reading guide.
Join Chalkbeat Philadelphia on April 20, 5-6 p.m. ET for the third event in our series on COVID and mental health.
Michigan House lawmakers want schools to have health centers, lockdown kits, updated active-shooter drills, and more.
The goal of the district’s school at the Juvenile Justice Services Center is to keep Philadelphia students on track and transition them back into traditional schools. But the rise in youth gun violence has staff at the center needing more specialized help.
Newtown mom: ‘Every one of us needs to step up and take responsibility for what is causing these children to perpetrate these horrific events.’
In the aftermath of a tragedy, the politics of mourning can be complicated for Black children as their grief traditions clash with a litany of rules.
The signs were there, but Ethan Crumbley’s parents did nothing, the Oakland County prosecutor said.
Chalkbeat put together a list of resources for families that help them understand how to monitor threats in their school and where to go for help dealing with trauma.
The sophomore was arraigned on a number of charges including terrorism, first-degree murder, and intent to murder.
Although the circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear, in recent weeks students, staff, and parents across the nation have been feeling considerable pressure during a difficult school year.
Chalkbeat asked school psychologist Dr. Kay Streeter how teachers and parents should talk to their children about trauma and the gun violence epidemic in the wake of Young Dolph’s death.
Educators have found themselves in the role of legal analyst, discussion leader, and counselor.
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