Articles Tagged with school shootings

Colorado First Grader Suspended For Pointing Finger Gun

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A Colorado first grader was suspended because he pointed his finger in a manner which exhibited a “gun shape” and said, “You’re dead” to a Stratton Meadows Elementary School classmate. The child’s father, Austin Thurston, felt a school suspension over the Monday incident involving Elijah Thurston was excessive. Elijah Thurston, 6, was suspended from Stratton… Read more »

Murder-Suicide At USC Leaves Two Dead

Shooting at USC was a murder-suicide

Two people are dead at USC after the university was on lockdown on Thursday. Fox News confirms that police officials in SWAT gear responded to the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia after a shooter took the life of one other person along with himself. The details of this horrible tragedy are still being… Read more »

Armed Teachers, Warning Signs Are One School’s Safety Plan For New Year

Armed Teachers Talk Of Texas School

Armed teachers and warning signs are the way that one north Texas school decided to get ready for the new school year. Fueled by horrific school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, the Argyle Independent School District posted a sign warning potential shooters of the safety measure. “Attention,” the sign read…. Read more »

School Shooting Study Blames Student Teacher Conflict More Than Bullying

School Shooting Study Reveals Teachers Major Part Of Tragedy

A new school shooting study has placed the brunt of the blame not on bullying but on student-teacher conflict. According to a study funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, researchers at Freie Universität Berlin performed a systematic literature search of all available school shooting study research. The goal of the analysis,… Read more »

Gun Control: Why Passing More Laws Will Not Stop Mass Shootings

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Passing more gun control laws will not prevent the tragic mass shootings and school shootings which have sadly become commonplace in America. The state of California and the city of Chicago have had some of the most stringent gun laws on the books for years, yet both continue to be home to mounting crime rates…. Read more »

First Grader Could Get 1-Year Suspension For Turning In Toy Gun


A first grader was suspended from school because he turned in a toy gun that he didn’t realize was in his backpack. Little Darin Samik left his regular school backpack in a friend’s car on Tuesday evening, so his mother grabbed another bag from his closet and used it as a substitute school book bag… Read more »

Danvers Homicide: Teacher Was Murdered With Box Cutters In School Bathroom

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As the horrific details emerge of the Danvers homicide, in which 24-year-old math teacher Colleen Ritzer was killed, a grief-stricken community asks itself, why? The boy suspected of murdering her was one of Ritzer’s students – 14-year-old Philip Chism. He was arrested by police and charged with the Danvers homicide of Collen Ritzer. Following interviews… Read more »

Video Game Violence Is Not Real: That’s The Point [Op-Ed]

Video game violence is not real world violence

Video game violence is not real. I have yet to encounter an instance where someone actually committed true murder in a video game. Gamers who participate in violence in a video game are usually doing what they know would be illegal in the real world. Some religious figures and politicians have been notorious for their… Read more »

Girl Fatally Shot On School Bus, Boy Charged

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A girl fatally shot on a school bus in Florida earlier this week has died, as we reported earlier, and the boy accused of firing the shots that killed the very young teen has been arrested and charged in the case. The girl fatally shot on a school bus was a student of Somerset Academy… Read more »

Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Shot On Florida School Bus Dies

13-year-old girl shot on Florida school bus

Homestead, FL — A 13-year old girl in Homestead, Florida was shot and killed by another student while on a school bus Tuesday morning, and a suspect is in custody. Citing Miami-Dade police, NBC News reports that the 13-year-old girl shot was on a bus bound for Somerset Academy Silver Palms. The bus was on… Read more »