Tag: School Shootings

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Yesterday I attended a conference on school security. We learned about victim services from the FBI, secure school training at the state level, how to assess threats, and the research being done by the Violence Project (https://www.theviolenceproject.org/). One of the speakers was a surviving teacher from the shooting at the Red Lake Senior High School […]

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In our Newsmaker Interview, Bob talks with Max Eden, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, on the gravely misguided policies that he believes are contributing to shocking tragedies such as the Parkland school shooting, the subject of his new book, Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students. Stories […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are baffled by the lack of media coverage about a New Mexico compound where starving children were reportedly being trained to carry out school shootings, and they find, once again, that the FBI responded slowly to compelling tips. They also continue to find entertainment […]

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The latest mass murderer, targeting high school students, deviated from the streak of successful attacks over the past year in a way that fully exposes the Democrats’ true agenda: negating the right of self-defense against crime and tyranny. Leftist Democrats leveraged the last year, of killers using modern weapons, attacking the Constitution in the name […]

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After discussing an eventful trip to the DMV, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are happy to see experts shifting projections towards Republicans in four key House races, with Jim noting that real nominees often fail to poll as well as generic ones. Jim also rips President Trump for reportedly […]

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People who shoot up schools are bad. Why aren’t we saying so loudly and frequently? Why aren’t their pictures in the paper with the word “LOSER” at the top of the page? However bad their situation, there are people in the same state or worse who do not descend to the degree of contemptible self […]

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If we have to listen to the blame aimed at the NRA for the actions of a crazed individual, can’t we point an accusatory finger at the NEA as well? They are the thugs who run the state-enforced monopoly of public schools that are producing these bullied, scared, sick children. It is certainly their fault […]

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Sheriff Chitwood is doing what Sheriff Israel of Broward County (Parkland) didn’t: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/24/florida-sheriff-takes-zero-tolerance-approach-to-school-threats-arrests-almost-30-students-in-2-months.html More

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There’s something I’ve not seen mentioned in the various threads about school shootings, whether and how to arm teachers, etc. This is something that can and should be implemented even in the most hoplophobic areas of the country. Teachers should be trained in trauma first aid and every classroom should be stocked with a trauma […]

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Like most teachers I know, I think arming teachers with guns is a lousy idea. There are many legitimate reasons why it would be a bad idea, but the one I’ve heard most often is that teachers, who are multi-tasking all day already, don’t want the added mental load and hyper-awareness needed to keep up […]

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In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, Richard Epstein provides his legal analysis of where Second Amendment jurisprudence went wrong and explains what policy options might actually help to ease gun violence — and why real solutions are devilishly hard to come by. More

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Lost in the daily torrent of data as mere local news, not worthy of national ballyhooing, was a story of a father’s tough love for his 18-year-old daughter. He found a journal and materials in her room and called the cops, who promptly and properly responded. The incident happened last March and the now 19-year-old woman was sentenced late last month to 20 years in prison.

Nicole Cevario, 19, was sentenced after pleading guilty to possessing explosive material with the intent to create a destructive device.

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Teachers and medical health professionals are mandatory reporters. They are required to learn about abuse, what abuse looks like, and how children may present when they have physical or psychological abuse. They are required to take a test and have a certification demonstrating competency. Some of us must even complete these competencies yearly. Perhaps it […]

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Okay, we’ve had one debate-provoking post (https://ricochet.com/495696/a-modest-proposal-raise-the-shooting-age/), so how about another? Arming teachers, school administrators, and campus police is not enough: We must train and arm our students. More

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What if we are looking at this incorrectly? What if the number of shootings per year in the last 70 years is X and that corresponds to an average population of 250 million people. Now, we have 350 million people and so we should expect that X to be correspondingly larger in raw numbers — everything else being the same.

Now, here’s my question: what if the actual phenomenon correlates better with, rather than the total population, the population of single-parent homes or homes with children of divorced parents?

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To get into my son’s high school, you first had enter into an enclosed vestibule monitored by a video camera. Then had to be buzzed in through the front office by a member of the school staff. It was the only access during school hours. (And note, this wasn’t in some inner city trou-de-merde, this […]

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In sharp contrast to terrible news from Florida, KING 5 in Seattle reported on Valentine’s Day that a grandmother stopped her grandson from acting on a plan to commit mass murder at his school. The grandson lived with his grandparents and had problems leading to his enrollment in a diversion program high school. His alert and engaged grandparents became concerned. The grandmother went into his room, read his journal, discovered his plan, and called in the police. The boy is in custody.

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Another horrific school shooting, and another news cycle filled with the same old cliches. Is there a way out? Jay Caruso of the Dallas Morning News stops liberal talking points with a simple two-word tweet More

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gunsafetyWe are closing in on the third anniversary of the most horrific gun-related crime in modern memory — the 2012 mass murder of children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Let me ask you a question: How many school shootings do you think have there been since that awful early December morning?

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