Sandy Hook taught the nation that little children could become gun violence victims in their classrooms. It taught us, or it at least showed us, that teachers, school psychologists and school leaders could be killed in schools as well. School leaders began to respond with preparation in securing facilities, training staff and student drills, in building relationships with law enforcement, and in bringing community mental health agencies into schools. The leadership of the response was mostly that of proactive school leaders with little help from legislatures to initiate prevention strategies.

Last week, a high school in Florida brought the lessons home to us again. Before the news was even available, conservative talk radio hosts were suggesting the solution....arm teachers. Read more...

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