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Lawmakers and activists' quest for school safety

 

March 16, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Jim, left, and Bill Evans, co-owners of Bing 'n' Bob's Sport Shop in Havre, pose for a photograph in their store. The two agree that the problem with school shootings in the United States is a societal problem, not a gun problem.

When school shootings happen, the ripple effect of those waves wash up on Havre's prairie shores.

"There are multiple layers of effects. School is supposed to be a safe place, for one thing," said District Superintendent Andy Carlson Tuesday. "There's an element of fear and I don't think anybody can deny that. I think there's a realization that it can happen."

The first known national school shooting is believed to have happened July 26, 1764, in present day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, when four Lenape Native Americans killed a schoolmaster and nine children. Two-and-a half centuries, many...



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