Gun Violence and Schools

On my drive to work, I used to mentally rehearse my lesson plans. Now I rehearse the ‘run, hide, fight’ protocol.
Mayoral hopeful sees herself as a leader who can get district, city, and county to work together
Plans would go beyond task force’s recommendations, which center on mental health and building security
On Monday, Benito Juarez students and staff returned to class after the fatal shooting of Brandon Perez and Nathan Billegas outside of school. Students led a walkout and march to protest gun violence and to honor both student victims.
District leaders and police officers are investigating the shooting that happened during dismissal Friday. Chicago Public Schools plans to dispatch crisis counselors on Monday to students and staff.
A decade after Sandy Hook, active shooter threats are forcing schools to make impossible choices.
A new working group launched by Council Member Lincoln Restler brings together student and staff representatives from nine schools in the area, along with police, school safety agents, and civic leaders to talk about how to make Downtown Brooklyn safer.
Watlington said the district will work closely with the police department, and urged parents and others to collaborate.
For over a decade, North Lawndale College Prep students have been training their peers to curb fights on campus, support grieving friends, and host peace circles.
One football player said ‘we’re out here doing it’ for the slain student, Nicolas Elizalde.
A growing movement is working to reduce gun violence where students most often experience it.
Following two shootings last fall, Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy was flooded with crisis counselors but that soon faded — leaving some calling for long-term support to heal from the trauma.
Black teenagers in Philadelphia make up nearly 85% of victims who have died from gun violence since the start of the pandemic.
The district’s top safety official stressed that schools remain “the safest place” for students.
Tips about planned school attacks rolled in after Oxford High School shooting.
During a lockdown drill, it’s up to each teacher to decide how to lead the process and respond to students’ emotions.
More than $102,000 has been raised to help Dever Elementary teacher Zoe Kolpack and her family. She, her husband, her father, and her brother-in-law were shot.
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’
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