I found this little nugget over at Candide's Notebooks. It is one of the most reasonable, compelling discussions of the school violence problem I have ever read.
Thousands of tragedies take place on a weekly basis in American schools—suicides, rapes, students cutting themselves or starving themselves, and countless other acts of intense bullying and harassment—that are all more or less preventable. Fortress mentalities don’t build security. Knowing and engaging students before they become a threat to themselves and others does.
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