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Can two little words solve our school safety crisis?

Education | Shooting statistics illustrate the difficulty of legislating a solution to a pervasive cultural problem
by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/28/18, 03:15 pm

The Washington Post published an in-depth article on school shootings last week. It’s a long but worthwhile read. Some of the findings parallel the school safety study I wrote about two weeks ago. Among the findings:

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Students set to march on Washington

Education | Teens pushing for stricter gun control will rally Saturday in cities across the nation
by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/21/18, 03:55 pm

Student gun control advocates are gearing up for protests scheduled across the country on Saturday. Organizers, mostly students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., predict as many as 1 million people will participate in 800 events.

“It just shows that the youth are tired of being the generation where we’re locked in closets and waiting for police to come in case of a shooter,” said Alex Wind, a junior at Stoneman Douglas, where a former student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, armed with an AR-15 rifle killed 17 people on Valentine’s Day.

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Emotion and reality in the school safety debate

Education | Will government measures to protect students on campus really help? 
by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/14/18, 12:17 pm

The Trump administration on Sunday announced the formation of a new school safety task force to evaluate ways to make U.S. students safer on campus. The committee will examine a diverse range of proposals, including arming teachers.

But are such extreme measures really necessary?

According to a recent study by researchers at Northeastern University in Boston, they’re not.

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