Teacher Killings Raise School Safety Questions

The Christian Science Monitor (10/23, Khadaroo) reports that in the aftermath of the killings this week of teachers in Sparks, Nevada and Danvers, Massachusetts, communities are “renewing the national soul-searching about school safety and how to identify and help distressed young people before they turn to violence.”

        CNN (10/23, Martinez) reports online that according to the School Improvement Network, the slayings demonstrate “how educators feel schools are less of a traditional safe haven, especially from gun violence.” The piece points to a survey conducted by the group after the Newtown shootings indicating that “almost a third of teachers felt that their school wasn’t safe from gun violence.”