The 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., stirred conversations about how to recognize threats, how to secure schools, and how to respond to the mental health needs of students.
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December 13, 2017
December 07, 2017
Two students are dead after a shooter entered a New Mexico high school near the Navajo Nation Thursday morning. The gunman also died at the scene, police said.
September 20, 2017
While every act of school violence has unique attributes, the Freeman High School shooting follows some patterns that have been common in other attacks. What can be learned from it?
May 18, 2017
The deadliest school attack in U.S. history wasn't a shooting; it was a bombing. And it happened 90 years ago.
May 16, 2017
Rates of student victimization at school have fallen over the past two decades, federal data show. And fewer students report a fear of harm at school.
April 28, 2017
Trump's campaign pledge to end gun-free school zones "on day one" remains unfulfilled. It would require cooperation from Congress to change existing laws on guns in schools.
April 11, 2017
The man who shot two students and his estranged wife in a special education classroom Monday entered a San Bernardino, Calif., elementary school with approval from office staff, officials said.
April 10, 2017
A second student was injured after the gunman shot his wife, who was a teacher at the San Bernadino school, and then himself, police said.
March 27, 2017
Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.
February 03, 2017
The Newtown, Conn., school board authorized its chair to sign a letter calling on President Trump to denounce people who claim the 2012 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are an elaborate hoax. Some other city officials have been reluctant to sign on.