School Safety and Gun Violence

“Students have a right to attend school and receive a quality education that is equal for all young people and free from violence.”

Listed below are tips and resources for teachers:

Here are some discussion questions from the readings:

  • How many people were killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida?
  • How did this shooting compare with others in the US?
    How have other students — and parents — responded?
  • What was your own reaction to the shooting?
  • Do students have a right to ask officials what they are doing to make schools safe?
  • Could you organize a meeting of students to discuss the issues?
  • Could you use your cell phone or social media to invite other students to the meeting?

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