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Arming teachers takes a step in the wrong direction

Students gather at the U.S. Capitol to protest gun violence Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist

March 15, 2018

Teachers have a long list of supplies they absolutely need for their classrooms: poster boards, markers, textbooks, pencils and now — if President Donald Trump has his way — guns. With recent debates over the best way to approach mass shootings, some Americans believe the best way to protect against...

Don’t let shootings become a norm, focus more on victims

Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted from the Shelby Police Dept. Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Shelby, N.C.
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By Mariam Shalaby / For The Pitt News

September 1, 2015

“Shooting,” exclaims the headline, sprawled big and wide across the top of the page. I should be sad, but I feel nothing. Nothing but annoyed. I no longer get a wave of shock or a sense of fear, nor do I wonder how such a thing could happen so close to home. Shootings seem normal. In psychology, de...

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