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The cost of false reports of school shootings go way beyond the financial

Oct 4, 2022
There have been 99 swatting incidents so far this school year, which take a toll on school resources and mental health.
The act of "swatting" can lead to a variety of costly consequences.
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After Uvalde, schools focus on the need for more security

Jun 15, 2022
School security is an estimated $3 billion industry, including things like training, armed officers, and video cameras. But there’s little evidence on what’s actually effective.
Above, a school security guard observes a school board meeting in Pennsylvania. While heightened school security measures are palatable for some parents, they're a worry for others.
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How do "school-hardening" tactics affect students, teachers and their communities?

Because gun control measures haven't gone far, schools are investing in security, says The 74's Mark Keierleber. Those measures come with significant costs.
A memorial in Uvalde, Texas, on June 3, 2022.
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Why the U.S. stopped researching gun violence: "It's a thing that has set us back decades"

May 31, 2022
John Woodrow Cox of The Washington Post explains how a 1996 legal provision effectively halted research on gun violence.
Flowers and crosses memorialize the 19 children and two teachers killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24.
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