School Climate & Safety

Colorado Shooting Underscores Challenges of Keeping Students Safe (Video)

By Michelle Goldchain — May 10, 2019 1 min read
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A shooting inside the STEM School Highlands Ranch in suburban Denver earlier this week killed 18-year-old student Kendrick Castillo and injured eight other students. This incident resulted in the largest number of injuries in a school shooting so far this year, according to Education Week‘s school shooting tracker.

While school shootings are still statistically rare, the event has raised familiar questions about how to stop the violence and keep students safe.

In the above PBS NewsHour video, Education Week reporter Evie Blad spoke with NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff about the major challenges schools across the nation face when it comes to providing safe learning environments and preparing students and staff on how to respond in an active-shooter scenario.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.