A majority of school districts have now embraced the approach of fighting back, with experts saying educators need to give staff and students as many options as possible in the worst-case scenario.
Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation’s worst school shootings just weeks ago.
The mental health resources after a school shooting range from therapy dogs and grief counselors at school to support groups, art therapy and in-home counseling. But there is no blueprint for dealing with the trauma because each tragedy, survivor and community is different.
One year after 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey was fatally shot at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, school leaders are taking steps to provide for the mental and emotional health of their students.
The governor of Sao Paulo says two young men, wearing hoods and carrying several weapons, opened fired at a school in southern Brazil, killing eight people before taking their own lives.
Students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School observed the anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by hanging up 671 white T-shirts with the names and ages of gun violence victims written on them along a fence on East-West Highway. “It’s the scene of ghostly T-shirts waving in the wind,” one of the organizers said.
Since the Columbine shooting in 1999, students and educators from elementary to high school have learned to lock doors and hunker down in classrooms, or follow a protocol that urges them to take one of three actions: run, hide or fight.
With the start of the school year, some local school systems are keeping an eye on social media and even turning to social media-scanning software for help in preventing school shootings.
Montgomery County students and school board members are backing a call to reinforce security after a spate of school shootings across the country.
The mass shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018, has thrust the issues of school safety, mental health and gun violence into the forefront of the school board race in Broward County, Florida.
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday returned to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building.
One 16-year-old Maryland student remains hopeful that action to combat gun violence at schools will happen, even if it isn’t happening fast enough. She’s just not counting on adults to do all the work.
In March, a 17-year-old boy shot and killed 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey at Great Mills High School. Students from the school will be holding a rally in Annapolis this weekend, demanding stricter gun control measures in Maryland. But, Willey’s mother isn’t sure she’ll be attending.
WASHINGTON — As investigators in Charles County, Maryland, look into why a student posted a threat against a middle school online, the school’s principal is using the scare as a teaching moment and asking parents…
The Charles County teen, whose name was not released, is facing a juvenile charge of making a threat of mass violence.
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