Pa. gun violence prevention advocates optimistic about new White House initiative
“Every time I’ve met with families impacted by gun violence as they mourn their loved ones — and I’ve met with so many throughout the country — they all have the same message for their elected officials: ‘Do something,’” Biden told the audience at the White House. “We all want our kids to have the freedom to learn how to read and write instead of duck and cover, for God’s sake.”
Panic buttons can’t be our only response to shootings
We are literally days into a new school year and already there has been a shooting on a U.S. college campus. This time at the University of North Carolina. Frightened students, scared for their lives could be seen jumping out of windows to safety. This scene is eerily reminiscent of the Columbine shooting that took […]
Republican states arm teachers, fortify buildings in another year of school shootings | Analysis
GOP lawmakers say empowering a quick response, not gun bans, is the key to preventing shootings.
Don’t ever believe ‘it won’t happen here.’ Schools must be ready for mass shooters | Opinion
The first step to any complete safety plan is the hiring and training of armed school resource officers.
On Uvalde anniversary, Pa. Dem’s bill looks to fortify schools | Thursday Morning Coffee
With the nation pausing to remember the first anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas this week, a Democratic lawmaker in the state House pleaded the case for his plan to avert a similar tragedy in Pennsylvania.
In the face of unrelenting terror, teacher unions nationwide should force gun reform
As a teacher, I’m tired of waiting my turn. I’m tired of wondering which of my students will graduate alive.
Mastriano’s plan to arm teachers is the ultimate madness | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Teachers are already leaving the profession in waves. This will only hasten the exodus.
No, hardening schools doesn’t make students safer | Opinion
Surveillance cameras, metal detectors, door-locking systems and armed guards have not prevented school shootings.
Growing up with school shootings hardened my generation in ways you don’t understand | Opinion
If you think a child is too young to learn about other kids being murdered in their classrooms, you’re flat wrong.
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick meets with Parkland families, Trump on school safety measures
It’s been a little more than two years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., that claimed the lives of 17 people. With years now rolling by, legislators and families are still pressing to find a consensus and solution to safer schools.
Pennsylvania set up a tip line for school threats. Instead, students overwhelmingly called with mental health concerns
While demand for mental health services outstrips access in Pennsylvania, state lawmakers in recent years haven’t increased spending.
From a Columbine survivor: New Pa. law allowing more armed guards won’t make our schools any safer | Opinion
The real solution to school shootings isn’t more armed guards; and if you choose to ignorantly believe there is one singular solution to this gun violence epidemic, open your eyes.