school-shootings

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick meets with Parkland families, Trump on school safety measures

BY: - February 11, 2020

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

BY: - August 8, 2019

While demand for mental health services outstrips access in Pennsylvania, state lawmakers in recent years haven’t increased spending.

COMMENTARY

From a Columbine survivor: New Pa. law allowing more armed guards won’t make our schools any safer | Opinion

BY: - July 9, 2019

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.

Armed teachers in Pa.’s schools? Groups on both sides of the gun debate say Senate bill would allow it

BY: - June 27, 2019

It could result in arming teachers. Gov. Tom Wolf has said he'll veto any such measure.

After huge demand, state senator wants Pa. to budget $125 million for school safety grants

BY: - June 7, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed funding two programs at $45 million and $10 million, respectively, in the state’s 2019-20 budget.

‘We need to stop it before it happens:’ Bipartisan House coalition rolls out new school safety measures

BY: - May 8, 2019

The lawmakers say the bills could help stop future acts of violence before they happen.

Armed school officers and security will get additional training under Senate bill

BY: - May 7, 2019

The devil is in the details, as a state Senate committee hearing demonstrated Tuesday.

COMMENTARY

Parkland, One Year Later: This is what these South Florida high school shooting survivors want you to know

BY: - February 14, 2019

To relive what I experienced every single day and be saddled with the guilt of survival, leads to an excruciating existence. But I know I’m not alone. All of us at MSD are inexorably linked to a frighteningly growing list of mass shooting survivors.

Taxing video games won’t be enough to keep Pa. schools safe, bipartisan legislators say

BY: - February 13, 2019

A suburban Philly lawmaker’s suggestion to furnish school safety dollars by taxing violent video games received a lot of press — with occasional blowback — this week. Bills from Rep. Chris Quinn, R-Delaware, would slap a 10 percent tax on all games rated M or higher to pay for school safety funding. According to the video […]

COMMENTARY

School shooters usually show these signs of distress long before they open fire | Opinion

BY: - February 10, 2019

By Jillian Peterson James Densley Two years before he lined his schoolmates up against a classroom wall and executed them one by one, the student, who would become the gunman, tried to show his English teacher something important. He had quietly slid up his sleeves to reveal the cut marks running down his arms. The […]