Metal Detectors to Bear Spray, Students Search For Gun Violence Solutions

BY Thaisi Da Silva  January 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM EST

Universal background checks, armed officers in schools and changes to the country’s mental health system are all ideas being floated as the nation searches for solutions to gun-related violence.

In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., the NewsHour asked students from the 45 schools participating in its Student Reporting Labs about ways to prevent the next school shooting.

Here are some of their thoughts:

Students also reflected following the Dec. 14 shooting in Connecticut: