Topic: West Paducah
Many school shootings, such as last week's at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, involve a child taking a gun from home to school. A concerted effort must be made to improve gun safety at home, to research why kids kill with guns, and to pass parental-liability laws.
At least two students have been arrested for alleged violent plans. But at a North Carolina university, sightings of an assault rifle turned out to apparently be a long black umbrella.
Despite the horrific events of the day, the Indicators of School Crime and Safety report puts recent school-related violent deaths at an all-time low since it began tracking them in 1992.