Weapons in the Schools
- Where school shooters get their guns. Wood, Daniel B. // Christian Science Monitor;3/12/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 73, p1
Focuses on school shootings in the United States. How children get guns from their own homes or the homes of relatives; Questions as to the responsibility of the gun owners in the shootings; Proposal of factors which lead to school shootings, including societal changes and bullying.
- Private Arsenals and Public Peril. Kassirer, Jerome P. // New England Journal of Medicine;05/07/98, Vol. 338 Issue 19, p1375
This editorial argues the need to eliminate semiautomatic firearms from private homes. A discussion is presented about how the shootings at the Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, committed by children with semiautomatic weapons, underscores the need to take notice of the consequences...
- Should Students Be Armed? Goral, Tim // University Business;May2008, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p14
The author reflects on the right to carry concealed firearms in the U.S. universities and colleges to lessen violent crimes on campus. He cites the deadliest shooting incident on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University that triggered several campuses to allow the...
- The School Shootings: Why Context Counts. Hancock, LynNell // Columbia Journalism Review;May/Jun2001, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p76
Addresses the issue of school violence in the United States as of May 2001. Media coverage of school shootings; Percentage of people polled who believed that school killings could occur in their communities; Decrease in the number of children who brought weapons to school in 1997.
- Charlton won't let go of his gun. Stephen, Andrew // New Statesman;03/19/2001, Vol. 130 Issue 4529, p20
Asserts that easy access to guns is the cause of prevalent school shootings in the United States. Details of a school shooting in Santee, California; Criticism on the failure to report to authorities the threats made by suspects; Concerns about a culture with high expectations of violence.
- Target Practice. Ponnuru, Ramesh // National Review;6/14/1999, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p18
The article describes the response states governments in United States to the school shootings in Littleton, Colorado. The public is rightly outraged about loose gun laws in the wake of the school shooting in Littleton. Except for the federal government in Washington, D.C., most states in the...
- Disorder in the Schools. Haven Bradford Gow // Chinese American Forum;Jan1993, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p26
The article reveals that the American Jewish Committee issued a report on the need to teach moral values in the public schools. The report lists some of the values that should be encouraged, adding that it is not necessary to teach religion in order to teach values. Newspaper accounts of...
- Hack Of The Day. BEASLEY, RON // Moderate Voice;12/15/2012, p5
The article reports on the perspective of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on the reason why the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It notes that Huckabee believes that the mass shootings happened due to the restrictions on school prayer and religious...
- There's nothing more wonderful than children. Smith, Ron // Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;12/17/2012, p4
The author expresses deep sadness after hearing the news about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut. Upon hearing the news, he recalls how and what it feels like to be reading to first graders in a school near his home. Reading to six-year-old children, he used to think that he was doing...