Legal Developments and New Data in School Shootings

Apr 12, 2024, 12:57 PM

(From The Washington Post) With the increasing frequency of school shootings in the United States, courts are now examining the responsibilities of parents, school officials, and gun manufacturers in these tragic events. A recent case in Michigan saw a judge sentencing the parents of a teenage shooter to 10 to 15 years in prison each, marking the first time parents have been held directly responsible for their child's attack. Similarly, civil suits in Uvalde, Tex., are seeking accountability for a school shooting in 2022. 

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(From EdWeek) A Pew Research Center survey of 2,531 U.S. public K-12 teachers revealed that a majority are somewhat concerned about the possibility of a shooting at their school, with 7% expressing extreme worry. Conducted from Oct. 17 to Nov. 14, 2023, the survey also underscored the widespread practice of active shooter lockdown drills, conducted by 96% of public schools in 2021-22. Despite these preparations, most teachers feel unprepared to handle an active shooter situation in their school.

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