Spending g money to ‘harden up’ schools and letting teachers carry guns are NOT gonna stop these shootings…
America is simply NOT gonna confront it’s gun culture as the basic that needs to be changed…Even it’s children are gunned down on the regular….
We are now taking away education money from students to buy fencing and lock students and staff into fort like school buildings for safety…
These events have stunned much of the country and, in the case of the Parkland shooting, inspired a national student-led movement to tighten the nation’s gun laws. But they account for only a small fraction of the episodes of gun violence that children experience in American schools.
Other cases might include a student showing off a gun to friends in the hallway, the accidental discharge of a school resource officer’s gun, or a gang-related drive-by shooting at a school bus stop.
“There are shootings that occur in very wealthy counties and very poor counties, ones that happen in very diverse areas and very homogenous areas,” said David Riedman, a co-creator of the database.
Active shooters may attack anywhere, but a demographic analysis shows they tend to have traits in common. The majority of shooters were young white men or boys, many of them current or former students of the schools where they opened fire.
Most of the shooters were white boys or young, white men
Some shooters followed a now-familiar blueprint. Peter Langman, a psychologist who studies school shooters, said younger assailants are especially likely to find inspiration in earlier events. “More than anyone else, people cite the Columbine killers,” Mr. Langman said.
That episode intensified a debate over gun violence that continues to divide the nation and drove districts to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars to “harden” schools against threats.
The Highlands Ranch shooting similarly renewed old questions about gun access and how best to protect students from shootings. At a vigil for the victims on Wednesday, Colorado’s senior senator criticized the country’s gun laws.
Mr. Riedman, who spent hours poring over news reports and public records on hundreds of shootings to build the database, said school safety measures should take into account not only the incidents like Columbine but also the many other ways guns and schools can intersect in America.
“These shootings have been carried out by all sorts of people from students to total strangers,” Mr. Reidman said. “They’ve happened in any part of the country and they’ve happened for just about every reason, and that makes prevention very difficult. There can’t be any one single or simple solution that’s going to address this problem.”…