Media coverage of the Columbine school shooting that took place in 1999 has ended up becoming a playbook for school shooters in the United States and beyond, an analysis of school shootings reveals.
School shooters typically show warning signs long before they become killers, but educators are sometimes ill-equipped to act on what they see, two researchers who are analyzing mass shooters say.
The Parkland school shooting not only spurred unprecedented national protests for gun control – it also prompted debates about the best ways to keep students safe.
The Department of Education says there were 240 school shootings during a recent school year. Another database only counts 29. How could the numbers be so different -- and who is right?
As a federal school safety commission searches for ways to lessen school violence, a psychology professor advises the commission that focusing on violence in entertainment media is a waste of time.
After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said a school safety commission won't focus on guns, a school safety scholar says the commission may miss an important part of the discussion.
Previous trauma, race and access to support all affect a survivor's recovery.
While many school shooters suffered peer rejection of some sort, research doesn't support the idea that peer rejection is the culprit behind shootings, a scholar argues.
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called for a school boycott to change the nation's gun laws and make schools safer. A scholar who studies protest explains how the boycott could work.
The Santa Fe High School shooting underscores the need for an educational approach to school violence and to examine how students deal with the 'status tournament of adolescence.'
School climate and culture are just as important, if not more, than security measures when it comes to preventing school violence, a scholar argues.
A criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
A new law and Maryland calls for an expanded law enforcement presence in Maryland schools. But lack of funding and inadequate training could potentially undermine the initiative.
A recent cut to federal funding for school safety research could hurt efforts to make schools more secure, a scholar warns.
While emergency drills may help schools feel safer, they contain underlying and often unintended moral messages about the nature of school and life itself.
America's gun violence debate is at a fever pitch – but it's part of a much deeper cultural reckoning.
Student activists marching Saturday want Congress to enact comprehensive gun control. Here is a selection of stories from our archive that will help you understand the issues raised by the students.
Lowering the voting age to 16 would bring the age of political responsibility more in line with the age of criminal responsibility and the age of informed consent for medical procedures.
The debate over using school resource officers to prevent school shootings got a fresh airing, after an officer stopped a gunman at a Maryland high school. One researcher says training is key.
In order to prevent school shootings, schools must use threat assessments like the ones that law enforcement uses to protect public figures, a leading expert on school safety argues on Capitol Hill.