Tag: school safety

The School Shootings That Weren't

The School Shootings That Weren’t (npr.org)

Anya Kamenetz on NPR’s Morning Edition. How many times per year does a gun go off in an American school? The reports from the U.S. Department of Education are apparently way off. This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, “nearly 240 schools … reported at least 1 incident involving…

It’s the Guns

It’s the Guns (The Atlantic)

The outrage after Parkland set off a moral reckoning and awakening—there’s a simple explanation for school shootings.

Commentary from David Frum in The Atlantic following the school shooting at Santa Fe High School outside of Houston, TX. Americans of high-school age are 82 times more likely to die from a gun homicide than 15- to 19-year-olds in the rest of the developed world.   Only 30 percent of Americans own guns. Thus far, that minority has…