Gallery: Could Changes in School Design Prevent Future Attacks?

 
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Since the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings a few weeks ago, there have been extensive public debates on gun control issues and violent content affecting the mental health of young people. Many are calling for bans on semi-automatic rifles and assault weapons, while others have emphasized the importance of censoring violent content of video games. But should the architecture of schools be rethought to fortify against future attacks?

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  1. john doe January 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Hi,
    In your opening paragraph you provide examples of the emotional reactions the public would have as a result of the most recent gun violence event(e.g. “…extensive public debates on gun control issues and violent content affecting the mental health of young people. Many are calling for bans on semi-automatic rifles and assault weapons…”)and you further pose the question asking if the architecture of schools should also be examined. I’m curious, what made you pose this question? Have there been stories, debates, articles specifically faulting or attacking school designs for not being secured enough? If so, can you provide some references or links to support this examination. I’d be really interested to continue following this question.

    Thanks,
    J

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