Following the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
The Connecticut shooting is thrusting mental health into the spotlight, and that prompted CBS4’s Alan Gionet to ask the Good Question: “Is there a common thread among the killers?”
The day after the shooting in Connecticut a lot of people in Colorado tried to buy a gun.
The actions of “lock out, lock down, evacuate and shelter” is now language for students and staff when a crisis happens in schools. It’s used in some of the largest school districts in Colorado and in more than 5,000 districts nationwide.
Parents noticed some changes when they dropped their children off at school on Monday as Colorado school districts are doing more to assure parents their children will be safe.
If we want to do everything we can to avoid another school shooting tragedy, gun control is only one of the important conversations we need to have. It’s time to talk about how we look at mental health in our country.
The father of one of the students killed at Columbine is working to prevent school violence in his daughter’s memory. He also has some advice for the people living in Newtown, Conn.
Some people are linking the shooting in Connecticut with autism, or something called Ausperger’s Disorder. But as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, those alone aren’t the cause — there something else going on to cause this type of violent behavior.
The mass shooting in Connecticut has sent us reeling. So how do we cope? Dr. Dave Hnida says there’s no fix-it for all of us, but there are some things to consider as we assess the tragedy, and search for skills to emotionally survive — both in the shock phase, and the days of adjustment and health in the weeks, months and years ahead.
The community of Aurora can feel the pain those close to the Connecticut schools shooting are suffering through. It’s been less than five months since a gunman opened fire on a crowded theater.