US school shootings

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Bulletproof steel shelters sold as solution to school shootings
They’re an alarming symbol of an American crisis. Do they represent our inevitable future?

Matthew Cantor

18, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Uvalde police missed several chances to stop school gunman, report reveals
One officer asked his supervisor if he could shoot the attacker but got no answer, despite penal code not requiring permission

Erum Salam

06, Jul, 2022 @9:41 PM

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After Uvalde shooting, tech companies tout their solutions. But do they work?
Despite the growing adoption of security tools in US schools, mass shootings have remained constant throughout the past 30 years

Kari Paul in San Francisco

30, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Uvalde survivor, 11, tells House hearing she smeared herself with friend’s blood
Miah Cerrillo speaks before House passes gun control bill that is all but doomed in Senate

Joan E Greve in Washington

09, Jun, 2022 @12:25 AM

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‘Lexi’s voice demands action’: family of Uvalde victims beg Congress to address gun violence
Kimberly Rubio wept as she described the harrowing events of 24 May and asked for strengthened gun laws from Congress

Lauren Gambino in Washington DC

08, Jun, 2022 @9:15 PM

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‘To some, guns are more important than children’: families testify at House hearing – as it happened
House oversight committee holds hearing on ‘urgent need to address gun violence epidemic’ while supreme court issues one ruling

Chris Stein

08, Jun, 2022 @8:16 PM

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Taser abandons plans to build stun gun-equipped drones for schools
Flying stun gun plan in response to US school shootings was expression of potential, not launch timetable, says CEO

Alex Hern

06, Jun, 2022 @4:15 PM

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Stun-gun drones in schools? Not so fast, says Taser firm’s own ethics board
Axon’s plan for stopping mass shootings condemned just hours after being announced

Alex Hern UK technology editor

03, Jun, 2022 @1:58 PM

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Police arrested teen for allegedly planning shooting at Berkeley, California, high school
Authorities received tip that the teenager was recruiting students for mass violence, in one of many recent threats against US schools

Victoria Bekiempis

02, Jun, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Bipartisan group of US senators push for compromise on gun control legislation – as it happened
Talks are centered around background checks and so-called ‘red flag’ laws, to the frustration of gun reform advocates who say these are not major steps

Lauren Gambino in Washington

01, Jun, 2022 @8:28 PM

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‘We have to do something’: calls mount for Texas gun control laws after latest deadly attack
As data indicates state leads the US in mass shooting deaths, Democrats – and some Republicans – demand legislative action

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

31, May, 2022 @1:15 PM

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‘It’s an American problem’: US readers on preventing future mass shootings
As America comes to terms with the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, readers explain what they think should be done to prevent future mass shootings

Guardian readers

27, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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