January's Epidemic: 11 School Shootings in 19 Days

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This article would be appropriate for English or civic students preparing for a debate on the pros and cons of gun safety measures. It could also be an interesting read for students who are eager to discuss the causes and possible prevention of gun violence on school campuses.

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What impact do you think this threat of violence has on students, faculty and school culture?   
In this short clip from Fox News you can hear about how gun safety advocates have attempted to get new laws passed and prevent more violence. (This annotation contains a video)
Here is the calendar referred to. (This annotation contains an image)
What might be some potential causes for the increase of gun violence on school campuses? Do you think any the causes you identified are preventable? Explain why or why not. 
Do you think guns are easily attainable for all students? Explain why or why not. 
Prosecutors often charge minors as adults because 
This brief news report explores the history of school shootings in America.  (This annotation contains a video)
According to the video annotation the worst mass shooting on a campus occured  
Do you feel our government should do more to prevent mass shootings and school shootings?  If yes, explain what you believe should be done to curb such crimes.  If no, explain why. 
In this ABC News update on the incident in Maryland it is revealed that the shooter was also armed with explosives. This seems to indicate that the problem might be bigger than guns.  (This annotation contains a link)
Considering this statistical data, do you think it would be effective for the government to overturn the 2nd amendment right to bear arms? Explain your point of view. 
Follow this link to check in on fellow Congresswoman and mass shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords. (This annotation contains a link)