Today’s highly interesting read (12/04/19): What Really Keeps Schools Safe

It was less a shock than it was an inevitability: Just a few hours after a 17-year-old student armed with a handgun forced a lockdown at Waukesha South High School on Monday, a report of a student with a gun at Waukesha North High School prompted a lockdown there. The following morning, a credible threat closed the Sparta School District while threats deemed to be non-credible were made against both Germantown and Grafton High Schools.

Just hours later, a 16-year-old Oshkosh West High School student stabbed a school resource officer and—in an incident nearly identical to that just a day earlier in Waukesha—the officer shot the student and police took him into custody.

Extensive research from the American Psychological Association, National Center for Health Research, the National Institutes of Health, and dozens of universities demonstrates that extensive publicity of mass shootings inspires would-be mass shooters.

In truth, it may well be the single most significant factor in the prevalence of mass shootings in America.

You can read the entire O’Donnell column here.

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