Skip to comments.Some research shows school shootings dropped after Columbine
Posted on 04/17/2019 8:19:12 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings.
Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Those fears have only intensified since attacks at an elementary school in 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, and last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, some research suggests that gun violence is a near-daily experience at schools. Other studies indicate that deaths from school violence have actually declined since 1991. Answers to some key questions about school attacks over the last several decades:
WHAT ARE AMERICANS PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS?
A March survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that a majority of Americans believe schools and colleges, along with places of worship, have become less safe compared with 20 years ago.
Wide shares of Americans also believe parents, the internet and news coverage of similar attacks are at least partly to blame for school shootings.
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There are over 100,000 public schools in the US. When there is a school shooting, only a tiny fraction of the kids in that school are injured.
Parents need to concern themselves with their kids being killed on their way to and from school more than school shootings. Or falling in the bathtub.
Well there have been several horrific school shootings since Columbine.
They’d almost have to. Literally thousands of schools really got serious about door security and prevention after that happened.
>>Parents need to concern themselves with their kids being killed on their way to and from school more than school shootings.
Texting while driving is probably statistically a much bigger issue.
World’s worst combination:
Psychotropic drugs and smart phones!
Some states are doing just that!
Bingo, schools have done a much better job of hardening themselves.
The crazies aren’t stupid and have noticed and are likely standing down a bit.
It’s like trying to fight earthquakes.
I’m all for laws that proscribe holding your damn phone while driving. I don’t care what you’re doing with it.
My daughter is a teacher. At her school you must enter into a double-door secured greeting area with a guard station. There are metal detectors and students must undergo a bag search. Once clearing that you are allowed to exit the area through the opposite door. All classrooms are upstairs and reached via elevator.
So literally someone would have to shoot their way through two sets of doors, kill all the guards, and make their way up an elevator without any of the other school security seeing this on video.
That involved some expensive construction and they were not the only school to do it.
I remember when school shootings happened all the time in urban areas. It was always a targeted hit.
We had a school shooting at my high school in 1975 but it was after school. A car was shot.
The targets were hardened.
Most schools in my area require a valid driver’s license to enter which is then scanned and copied onto a custom “visitor” badge.
I agree on the metal detectors, big time.
How else could you stop a student, who is supposed to be there from bringing a weapon in?
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