Yesterday, a branch of the Taliban in Pakistan launched a horrific attack on an army school in the city of Peshawar. Here are five things you absolutely should know about this story. More
Topic: school shooting
Without a willingness to change our gun laws or even admit that we have a huge problem — we better get used to this type of news — if we aren’t already. Fighting against stricter gun laws equals fighting against our kids. More
The worst school shooting since Sandy Hook happened three weeks ago – and the news has all but forgotten about it. Apart from the few updates about victims continuing to die, we’ve somehow accepted the narrative that a popular, attractive boy snapped because of some heartbreak or bullying — and the best thing that we can all do is move on and let the families heal.
We could very well be calling Fryberg a depressed sociopath with a bloodlust for a girl he felt an unnatural ownership over. Instead, weâre calling him the heartbroken Homecoming Prince. There is a lesson here for parents of girls and boys alike; this is what happens when you neglect to teach boys that the object of their affection isnât their property. And the way that we are speaking about this murderous rampage is sending a message to young girls everywhere,
Donât be the girl who drives the boy crazy â you may wind up dead. More
Gia Soriano, 14 passed away late last night. She was the second victim to succumb to gunshot wounds sustained this past Friday when friend and classmate Jaylen Fryberg shot a group of his friends during lunch at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State before committing suicide. As with all senseless tragedies, people seek answers to try and understand what happened and why. As details emerge, Fryberg’s actions may have been the result of a teenage love triangle, as if parents of now and future teens don’t have enough to worry about. More
The entryway at my children’s school underwent a complete renovation this year to relocate the office and make it so that no one can get through the heavy doors without being buzzed in. This measure does make me feel safer and I am grateful they funded it but finding out that in other areas, schools are acquiring military tanks to help protect the students just makes me feel sad. More
At 8:07 a.m. just as school was starting, another gunman opened fire in an American school. A student at Reynolds High School in Portland Oregon was killed – as was the gunman. More
I kept replaying an awful conversation Iâve had too many times, when men who call themselves my friends and say they respect me tell me that feminism is no longer necessary. That feminists are wasting our time. That the world is better, now. We donât need feminism. More
This is the kind of story where it is hard to believe anyone could sink to such a lowâhence, why I am not calling this man a âsickoâ lightly. Anyone who claims the tragedy of Sandy Hook was a hoax is disgusting. Anyone who takes it a step further to steal a memorial sign and taunt a young victimâs mother is certainly not in touch with reality. More
This woman’s quick-thinking and keen gut-feeling thwarted a teenage terrorist and probably saved dozens of lives. More
I have no issue with April Fool’s Day. I like harmless pranks especially if it involves me waking up my kids early so I can see them eat cereal that turns a different color. That stuff to me is totally harmless. And it usually only happens once a year. But this dumb mom in South Carolina pulled a prank that any normal adult should no better to do, when she told her daughter who lives out of state that a gunman was loose at Virginia College, where she is an employee. More
Do you know what I really, really want? To be more surprised and disturbed by these stories. Of course I’m disturbed; it’s disturbing when a child brings a gun to school and shoots his classmates. But I’m not surprised, and that disgusts me. More
Police say there has been a shooting at a middle school in New Mexico.