A 'Morbid Fascination' With Columbine High School Might Lead to Its Shuttering
The 20th anniversary of the massacre has prompted an increase in security concerns as devout "Columbiners" flock to the campus.
Minority Students in Texas Raise Concerns Over a Program Arming Teachers
The state is looking to expand its school marshal program, which allows teachers to carry firearms in case of an active shooter, causing some students to worry about their safety.
Are Active Shooter Drills Harming More Than They're Helping?
Some teachers have reported being shot with pellet guns and experiencing ongoing trauma after the drills, yet the effectiveness of the training is unproven.
The Psychological Aftermath of Surviving School Shootings
The recent Parkland student suicides call attention to the long-term effects of school shootings on mental health, academic performance, and economic achievement.
Viewfinder: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Remember Lost Lives
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spend time together at a memorial set up outside the school on February 14th, 2019, in Parkland, Florida.
Does Naming the Shooter in the Media Lead to More Mass Violence?
Research shows media reporting on mass shootings might incentivize further mass shootings. But it's unclear whether removing the shooter's name from coverage will change that.
A Year After Parkland, the School-Security Industry Is Booming
School districts and parents around the country are investing in bulletproof backpacks and whiteboards, security consulting, and safe rooms. But will any of it work?
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Proposes a New School Safety Plan
The plan calls for increased law enforcement at schools and active shooter training for students.
Why School Shootings Produce More Political Polarization
Thoughts of death inspire us to cling more tightly to the beliefs that give our lives meaning—including our ideological stances.
Dissecting America's Muted Response to Mass Shootings
The U.S. is stuck in a vicious cycle, not just of bloodshed, but also of helplessness.
Shooting at Washington State High School Leaves One Dead, Several Injured
The suspect, whose identity has not yet been released by authorities, is in police custody.
The Paradox in America's Treatment of Gun Violence
Where we worry most, we can help the least; and where we could help most, we care the least. Stopping gun violence is all about knowing where to start.
Do Bulletproof Whiteboards Protect Children or Traumatize Them?
Hardwire Armor Systems outfitted Delaware’s Colonial School District this year with bulletproof whiteboards capable of absorbing ammunition from handguns, shotguns, or assault rifles. No psychiatric evaluations of the technology and the effect it could have on children were conducted.
After Sandy Hook, Must Our Schools Look Like Stockades?
A year after the Newtown school massacre, architects assure us that safe schools don't have to look and feel like bunkers. But they also note that facilities can only go so far in providing security in a violent world.