Speaking of things the media probably won’t tell you about guns: there is no “school shooting epidemic.” While one such shooting is one more than any society should have to endure, school shootings are actually rare, and schools are getting safer. Four times more people were killed in school shootings in the 1990s than today. That claim doesn’t come from the NRA; it comes from a study by a Northwestern University researcher.

Another fact the study discovered that might actually make a difference (and no, it doesn’t involve arming teachers): during the 2014-2015 school year, the ratio of students to guidance counselors was 482-1. With so many students in large schools, there’s unlikely counselors can identify students who need help and may be turning into potential threats. The study’s author suggests that more guidance counselors and mental health programs might be the most effective way to combat school shootings.

Of course, that would also require other public servants doing their jobs. In Florida, there were about 482 warnings that one student was a threat, and not 1 person did anything about it.

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  • Donald McFarland

    03/21/2018 08:32 AM

    You are absolutely correct about the real problem - unresolved and untreated mental illness. The idea that the mentally challenged would self medicate is preposterous! This is aggravated by TV offerings featuring violence - humor and entertainment are largely absent. Nor do fatherless homes help. If the qualifications for having a child were those of adopting a dog, we'd have a lot fewer children unparented.

  • Elizabeth Rogge

    03/06/2018 12:17 PM

    Have you seen this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdDa2outstI

  • Linda Marshall

    03/06/2018 08:43 AM

    Thanks for writing the truth. I appreciate your hard on behalf of conservative Americans.

  • Tom Sharp

    03/06/2018 08:07 AM

    A secular solution to a spiritual problem will always fail.
    Know Jesus, Know peace.
    No Jesus, No peace.

  • Mackie Braden

    03/06/2018 06:33 AM

    This is far more reasonable than the gun control reaction that the Liberals insist upon. The firearm is an inanimate object unable to operate alone. In this case, the local police who made 39 domestic calls over the years are truly at fault.