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Who's Right About School Shootings?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
BJ Gallagher

There once was a school/where people were always right./They knew they were right . . .and they were proud of it.

What Life Is Like Now For A VA Tech Survivor Who Was Shot 4 Times

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.29.2015 | OWN

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Key Group Declines To Support Controversial Campus Rape Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.15.2015 | College

The VTV Family Outreach Foundation, a nonprofit created by the families of victims who died in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, will not support ...

Despite More Shootings, Americans Are Less Supportive of Tougher Gun Control

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Public opinion data over more than 50 years reveals a country ever less willing to restrict gun ownership, even as mass shootings and other high-profile shooting incidents continue to make news.

Chattanooga Shootings Produce Heroes

Jim Diamond | Posted 08.03.2015 | Crime
Jim Diamond

With all of the noise being generated this summer by a certain presidential candidate from New York, recognition of a worthy story has been lost in the din. That story is the heroism of two U.S. Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A Call to College Students: Prevent Gun Violence

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

College students have the great privilege of living in relative isolation. Whether nestled in rolling hills or strewn across bustling city streets, college campuses offer students a respite from the demands of normal life.

Do Mass Shootings Like Newtown Actually Reduce Support for Gun Control?

John A. Tures | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The increased demand for more gun rights predates the election of President Barack Obama. Sure gun control support increased as the overall crime rate fell in the 1990s, but also fell as the crime rate continued to decline in the following decade.

Metal Music, First Amendment Under Attack: Man Jailed for Posting Exodus Lyrics

Clay Calvert | Posted 11.08.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

A man from Kentucky was arrested and tossed in jail late last month for allegedly making terroristic threats and supposedly threatening to kill students at a school when he posted lyrics by a metal band on his Facebook page.

How I Teach in a Climate of School Shootings

TueNight | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education

Every time a campus shooting has happened in the 13 years since I became a college counselor and professor in Washington D.C., I tell myself that it's not something that only happens at colleges, and that these things can happen anywhere.

Guns vs. Misogyny vs. Mental Illness: A False Choice

Briallen Hopper | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Briallen Hopper

In the wake of last week's massacre at UCSB, people have been arguing about what the tragedy was "really" about. The "#YesAllWomen" campaign blames mi...

How We've Progressed Since Virginia Tech

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

On April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17. HuffPost Live goes on campus to see what has pr...

Virginia Tech Finally Pays Federal Fine

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has paid federal fines for its actions on the morning of April 16, 2007, when a lone gunman killed 32 people on t...

Expanding Background Checks Necessary, But Not Enough

Josh Horwitz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Merely expanding background checks is not enough. We must strengthen the system itself so that individuals with a history of dangerous behavior can no longer clear its low bar.

Jason Cherkis

Gus Deeds, Virginia Tech Shooter Had This In Common | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Years before Gus Deeds failed to get the psychiatric help he needed, stabbed his father, Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds, and fatally s...

Virginia Tech Shooting Left 'Living Legacy' Of Campus Safety Changes

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

RICHMOND, Va. — RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The families of victims and survivors of the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech call campus safety measures i...

Virginia Tech Wrongful Death Verdict Reversed

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 10.31.2013 | College

RICHMOND, Va. -- RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a jury's wrongful death verdict against the state stemming from t...

Virginia Tech Decision Supports AG's Position, Office Says

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 10.31.2013 | College

RICHMOND, Va. -- RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia attorney general's office says a state Supreme Court ruling reversing a negligence finding agains...

It Happened Again (and Again)

Rabbi Denise Eger | Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Denise Eger

I delivered this sermon on Rosh Hashanah morning. Who knew by the time I would be able to edit and publish it we would be faced with yet another mass murder, this time at the Washington Navy Yard? If ever there was a time that we Americans must speak up about sane and sensible gun control the time is now.

School Days, School Days – Let's Keep Guns Out Of School Days

Paul Helmke | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Paul Helmke

I have no objections to trained police officers or school resource officers being in our schools if that's what the local school officials and law enforcement think is appropriate, but we need to be skeptical and concerned about having non-professionals (particularly those with other responsibilities like teaching, staffing or going to class) carrying loaded weapons in our schools.

Va. Tech President Retires; Criticized In Massacre

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 07.14.2013 | College

RICHMOND, Va. — The president of Virginia Tech announced his retirement Tuesday, satisfied he had elevated the university's reputation and ackno...

Young Coloradans Remember the Victims of VA Tech

Steve Fenberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

Today, we remember the young victims of the Virginia Tech shooting by committing ourselves to reduce gun violence. Too many mass shootings and daily acts of gun violence have ended young lives for us not to speak out.

6 Years Since the Virginia Tech School Tragedy, What Have We Learned About Campus Safety?

Kristina Anderson | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Kristina Anderson

On a very basic and scary level, before our story became a national headline -- a "massacre" -- and before the heated discussions around violent video games and gun violence, it was a very real, vivid, and tragic series of loud, piercing, and fatal moments in time.

Parent to Parent Plea

Bert Heyman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Bert Heyman

Why in heaven's name did we stay on the sidelines; why not share our grief and our tragedy as a warning to everyone that losing a child to senseless gun violence is indescribable? As the saying goes "I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy."

The Risk of Getting Back to 'Normal'

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Many feel the town won't let them get "back to normal." The ubiquitous use of the word "healing" is getting under people's skin. Folks say they wish it would all go away so they could move on. At one time, I might have jumped on this bandwagon. Recently, I've come to see it differently.

House Education Committee Ready To Talk School Safety

AP | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the House education committee says any discussion about school safety needs to be coupled with "common sense strateg...