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School Violence: The Series

School Violence: The Series
How Media Portrays School Shootings
March 12, 2020

“More than 240,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine.” Laughter and happiness was all gone in seconds. In this case gunshots were the reason it was taken away. Sadly,...

School Violence: The Series

School Violence: The Series
Alice Training
March 5, 2020

“Do you know what it’s like to be shot at? It’s panicking and freezing. It’s running. It’s stepping over people you’ve gone to school with your entire life, not knowing if they’re dead,”...

School Violence: The Series

School Violence: The Series
Student Led Solutions
February 20, 2020

According to The Washington Post, “There were five times as many shootings at high schools since 2000, affecting most of the most heavily-populated areas of the country.” This generation has been...

School Violence: The Series (Parkland)

School Violence: The Series (Parkland)
Parkland Florida Shooting
February 13, 2020

School violence goes back as far as records do. According to a criminal investigator with the Pennsylvania State Police who specializes in violent crime and school violence, “School violence is not a...

School Violence: The Series (Columbine)

School Violence: The Series (Columbine)
Columbine Colorado Shooting
February 5, 2020
A student sits on the floor, knees brought up to his chest as his friends around him do the same. The room is silent. The students are holding their breaths as to not inform the perpetrator of their presence. The only sounds to be heard are the footsteps outside the door, echoing down the hallway like a taunting click as they come closer. With each thump of the perpetrator’s foot, the students have a harder time staying silent. The constricting feeling in their chest increases, the dread of knowing who is outside that library door only makes their fear worse. And when they heard that unforgettable sound… their hearts drop. The twist of the doorknob, as the perpetrator opens it.
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