Gun Violence and Schools

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’
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.
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