US school shootings

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Gen Z grew up with school shootings – why do so many think guns keep them safe?
In the US, gun violence and shared trauma is normalized for young people – which could be why many are open to firearm ownership

Robin Buller

13, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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A school shooter went viral on TikTok. Should he be on the platform at all?
Trauma experts say Jon Romano, who was released from prison in 2020 after serving time for a 2004 shooting, is doing even more harm

Maya Yang

12, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Winnie-the-Pooh book teaches Texas kids to ‘run, hide, fight’ in a shooting
Stay Safe book, produced by a law enforcement consulting firm in Houston, was sent home in backpacks of children

Ed Pilkington in New York

25, May, 2023 @11:57 AM

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A Columbine survivor’s tragic battle to reveal the ‘ripple effect’ of gun violence: trauma, addiction, suicide
With 377 school shootings since Columbine, Americans are still reckoning with the real toll of these attacks

Lois Beckett

12, Apr, 2023 @5:39 PM

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‘One of the most important works of our time’ – inside Innocence, Kaija Saariaho’s school-shooting opera
Sung in nine languages, with music by one of the world’s most acclaimed composers, Innocence comes to the UK this month. The team behind it reveal how it drew on everything from The Last Supper to Finnish cowherding music

Erica Jeal

11, Apr, 2023 @4:22 PM

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Virginia teacher shot by six-year-old sues school officials for $40m
Abby Zwerner, 25, files negligence lawsuit against Newport News school board and former superintendent and school leadership

Martin Pengelly and agencies

03, Apr, 2023 @6:47 PM

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‘It’s a weapon to hunt people!’ Why so many Americans hate – and love – the AR-15
Semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 have become the weapon of choice for mass shooters. They’ve been banned before – yet countless gun owners are determined it will never happen again

Charlie Scudder

03, Apr, 2023 @2:33 PM

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Funeral for nine-year-old Evelyn Dieckhaus will be first for Nashville shooting victims
Loved ones described Evelyn as a ‘shining light’ and invited guests to wear joyful hues in tribute to her ‘love of color’

Guardian staff and agency

31, Mar, 2023 @11:12 PM

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Nashville school shooter’s identity may make them an exceptionally rare perpetrator
According to all recorded data, the US epidemic of mass shootings are committed overwhelmingly by cis males

Ed Pilkington

28, Mar, 2023 @4:36 PM

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Finding who can be held to account after a six-year-old shoots a teacher
Where does the accountability lie in the recent shooting in Newport News, Virginia, for a country so inured to gun violence?

Erum Salam

16, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Senator Chris Murphy: ‘victory after victory’ is coming for US gun safety
A decade after the Sandy Hook shooting, the Democrat believes the US is ready to embrace change around firearms

Joan E Greve in Washington

03, Dec, 2022 @8:51 PM

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University of Virginia: suspect arrested in killing of three students, police say
Shooter killed three football players and wounded two others on Sunday night in a parking garage on campus

Gloria Oladipo and agencies

14, Nov, 2022 @11:20 PM

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