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    The Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting: What happened and where we’re going

    By Ameila Inderjeit, Shivaal Sinanan, & Siddharth Malviya Background On Wednesday, February 14, a 19 year-old gunman identified as Nikolas Cruz opened gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. 17 people were murdered, 14 of them students between the ages 14-18–none of them got to walk across the stage for graduation, others didn’t even get a chance to finish their first year of high school. Three teachers who went to school that morning for another day of work lost their lives protecting their students from gunfire. This is the reality of many high schools in the United States of America. As of March 2, the U.S. has…

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    Security Plans for On-Campus Violnce

    Fact: Since 1927, published reports show that 289 students were shot and killed in school shootings. Of the 110 students who died, 38 percent of the deaths occurred at universities. Fact: FBI data from 2010 puts New York State as third — behind California and Texas — in number of murders. Fact: On Aug. 27, as the Queens College fall semester began, a high school student was shot by a classmate in Maryland as he ate his lunch in the cafeteria. A week and a half later, a 14-year-old fired several shots into the ceiling of his Normal, Ill. classroom. “No college community can be totally risk-free,” a document released…