We Can't Solve School Gun Violence Until We Understand Why It Keeps Happening

Some school shootings, as we saw in Florida, are targeted attacks aimed at creating as much harm as possible. But these are the least common type.A comprehensive new research project that involves the University of Texas at Dallas shows school shootings come in myriad forms. And many types of school shootings are the same kinds of gun crimes that plague other parts of our society.Amid protests against gun violence, potential solutions to the issue, many based in fear, are coming from all corners, making it difficult to separate the signal from the noise. But we do not have a thorough understanding of the causes of gun violence at our schools, and without more information, we risk creating uninformed policies with potentially harmful effects.  Continue reading...

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