School Shootings are preventable. It begins with understanding reputation

Originally published on the Education Week blog co-authored by Professor Annemarie Carrol, Laureate Professor John Hattie and Professor Stephen Houghton

Since 2000, there have been more than 150 school shootings in the US, leading to 200 deaths.  The presence of guns, the publicity from each shooting, and the malaise and motives of the killers are all linked. Our research over the last 20 years, however, shows that there are further major underlying causes, and if we know and react to these, we can prevent many mass shootings.

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