It was 10 years ago when a disturbed young man shot and killed 26 people, including 20 young children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We should never stop mourning. And we should never stop trying to prevent similar tragedies.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to jump to the wrong conclusions about what to do. Time after time, politicians respond with knee-jerk solutions: beefing up security, installing metal detectors, arming teachers and putting more police in schools. An entire industry has developed around keeping schools safe, but there’s little agreement about what works. Paradoxically, more security may make schools seem less safe.Continue reading