Should Students Stay Away From School?

Should Students Stay Away From School?

4:20pm May 22, 2018
 on May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas.
Residents attend a prayer vigil to remember the victims from the Santa Fe High School shooting at Walter Hall Park on May 20, 2018 in League City, Texas. Last Friday, 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis entered the school with a shotgun and a pistol
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There was another school shooting in the U.S. on Friday.

This time in Santa Fe, Texas.

Santa Fe High School had a shooting plan and armed police officers. Ten people died.

Dozens of students have been shot and killed this year alone. What was once an unthinkable strategy has become common enough that some are wondering whether to send their kids to school at all unless something changes.

How are you coping?


Dr. Liza Gold, Clinical professor of psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center; vice president, American Academy of Psychiatry & The Law; editor and author of “Gun Violence and Mental Illness”

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers; @rweingarten

Mac Hardy, Director of operations, National Association of School Resource Officers; website

Jack Macleod, Junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; co-founder, Students for Change; @jackforchange

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