school shooting

 

  Echoes of a shooting

On December 14, 1992, exactly 20 years before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a student went on a sudden rampage at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts. The gunfire killed a beloved student, Galen Gibson, and professor, Ñacuñán Sáez, and wounded four others. PBS Need to Know sat down with survivors of [...]

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  Remembering the night

This week on Need to Know we return to the scene of a school shooting that occurred just over twenty years ago in Great Barrington, Massachusettes. On December 14, 1992, student Wayne Lo began shooting at random on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, ultimately wounding four and killing two: fellow student, Galen [...]

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Unpacking the semiautomatic

The violent massacres that occurred in Newtown, Aurora, Blacksburg, and Columbine were borne of very different circumstances — but there were some similarities. In each case, the shooter used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine. Mass shooting location, date Weapon(s) used Columbine, Colorado, 1999 Hi-Point Model 995 carbine rifle, Savage Springfield 67H shotgun, [...]

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  Creating art from tragedy

“Over the years I’ve not written about the shootings. And never felt any special compunction to do so,” Filkins said. “And yet, when the Newtown shooting happened… because it was these children, I felt compelled to try to write something.”

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  Helping children understand

Dr. Jeannie Pasacreta, both a resident of Newtown, CT as well as a psychologist offers advice on how to speak to kids about the school shooting tragedy that ravaged her town.

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Stay in your heart, no matter how painful

You have heard by now: a man shot and killed 27 people, including 20 children and himself, at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Author Elizabeth Stone famously wrote that, “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body.” Hearts are [...]

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