Rethinking Gun Violence in Schools: A call to focus strategies on prevention

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“Let’s challenge the notion that school gun violence is inevitable & instead seek better ways to prevent it,” wrote TC’s Sonali Rajan & Charles Branas of Columbia Public Health last year in a call to action for officials that outlines actionable safety strategies.

Current efforts to combat school gun violence, such as active shooter drills, focus on responses during shootings. Sonali Rajan and Charles Branas argue for a preventive approach.