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‘You Can’t Put It Behind You’: School Shootings Leave Long Trail of Trauma  The New York Times

Three apparent suicides in Parkland, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., have alarmed people still grappling with the mental trauma created by school shootings.

Aftermath of gun violence: 'It stays with you'

Hollan Holm was shot while at his high school Bible class. Grazed, he called it for years. Now, he's had enough. It's time to face this tragedy.

20 years ago, another Kentucky school was attacked. Locals have never forgotten  CNN

For longtime residents in western Kentucky, Tuesday's shooting at a local high school brought back painful reminders of another deadly attack two decades ago.

20 years later: Heath High School shooting victim continues to inspire  KFVS

WEST PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - December 1 marks the 20th anniversary of the Heath High School shooting in West Paducah that left three dead and five injured.

History not on the side of Marshall County shooting victims in lawsuit  Courier Journal

School officials are rarely held liable in the aftermath of school shootings, but in some cases massive settlements have been paid out.

Heath High School Reflects 20 Years After Shooting  WKMS

Twenty years ago today a west Kentucky high school lost three students after 14-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on his classmates. A *service* at Heath.

Marshall County High School shooting deadliest at Kentucky high school since 1997  The Courier-Journal

Tuesday's shooting marked the deadliest at a Kentucky school since 1997, when three were killed at Heath High School in West Paducah.

Memories of a School Shooting: Paducah, Kentucky, 1997  The Atlantic

On December 1, 1997, a freshman opened fire on a prayer group at my Kentucky high school, killing three. I knew his sister. I saw the bodies. This is what ...

'They are damaged.' Plea deal unlikely for Marshall County shooting suspect  Courier Journal

The Marshall County community braces for the first year remembrance of school shooting Sam Upshaw Jr., Louisville Courier Journal.

Heath High School shooting survivor reflects on 20th anniversary  Murray Ledger and Times

WEST PADUCAH – Friday marked 20 years since a teenager opened fire at Heath High School, killing three students and injuring five more.

Memorial Service to Remember Victims of Heath High School Shooting 20 Years Ago  WKMS

McCracken County Schools is hosting a memorial *service* next month to reflect on 20 years since a high school shooting in west Kentucky.

News  West Kentucky Star

WEST PADUCAH, KY - Five alumni have been announced as the latest members of the Heath High School Hall of Fame. The selections were announced at the ...

The Class of 1946–2018  New York Magazine

Survivors of school shootings in America over the past 72, including the attacks at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, Virginia Tech, and ...

Jenkins-Smith weighs in on the progress of Marshall case  Murray State News

Elizabeth Erwin News Editor How do those affected by a school shooting move on afterward? When does the time come for closure?

How Does a Novelist Write About a School Shooting?  The New York Times

Richard Russo reflects on readers' reactions to “Empire Falls,” his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which was published in 2001, when school shootings were not ...

Past school shooting survivors to send notebooks, letters of compassion to Marshall Co. High School  WSMV Nashville

"They are not alone." That's the message one woman's sharing. She says there are people across the country connected through the same traumatic situation.

Kevil, KY native graduates from U.S. Air Force basic training  KFVS

U.S. Air Force Airman Trevor C. McReynolds graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

School safety bill prompted by Marshall County shooting wins House OK  Courier Journal

FRANKFORT — A bill meant to enhance school safety, prompted by last year's shooting at Marshall County High School that killed two students, passed the ...

Survivors speak out: Two decades of school shooting survivors speak out about solutions  Deseret News

The Deseret News spoke with ten people who lived through school shootings. For them, preventing gun violence is more than a policy debate.

Life after a school shooting: 'It changes a community forever'  Evansville Courier & Press

Two years before Columbine, there was a school shooting in Kentucky. Like dozens of other school shootings, the country has largely forgotten its story.

Former chief deputy coroner recalls helping build court case in Heath shooting  WPSD Local 6

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY – First responders and law enforcement officers descended on Heath High School the day 14-year-old Michael Carneal opened ...

Santa Fe High School Attack Is Latest US School Shooting  NBC 7 San Diego

A shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, is the latest in a string of deadly school shootings. Here's a look at recent U.S. school shootings and some of the ...

Appeals court upholds ruling denying plea withdrawal in Paducah school shooting case – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2013) —The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today unanimously upheld a July 2011 U.S. District Court ruling that denied Michael ...

Bill Would Create State School Safety Marshal, Expand Role of School Resource Officers  The River City News

The School Safety and Resiliency Act – the number one priority of the General Assembly's leadership – passed out of the Kentucky Senate last week without ...

What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me  NPR

I remember back during the 1997-98 school year when we were all stunned by five school shootings within a period of eight months in places few Americans ...

Safety in our schools: Fulton Independent  WPSD Local 6

FULTON, KY — Daniel Farmer is decorating his classroom and gearing up for his sixth year of teaching in the Fulton Independent School District. “I love the ...

Davis retiring after 16 years as Paducah Tilghman principal  Paducah Sun

Art Davis has had the longest tenure of any principal at Paducah Tilghman High School, administering the school since 2003. His professional career in ...

Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting  NPR

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.

Active shooter drill: Marshall County teachers training to be protectors  WPSD Local 6

A warning: Some may find the sounds and images in the video above to be disturbing. MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — Active shooter training exercises were held ...

US School Violence Fast Facts  WDEL 1150AM

Here is a list of random incidents of elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present.

'Everyone suffers': Ever wonder what it's like to be shot? These people know all too well

A new podcast examines survival stories to explore the long-term effects of gun violence in the U.S..

Protesters March Through Murray State Campus As Oliver North Speaks At GOP Rally  WKMS

Survivors of gun violence in west Kentucky led protests against the Friday visit of National Rifle Association leader Oliver North to a Republican rally at.

School-Shooting Specialist Bill Bond on Why Lockdowns Save Lives  New York Magazine

Bill Bond, specialist for school safety at the National Association of Secondary School Principals, has spent more than a decade speaking and consulting on ...

NRA President to Speak at West Kentucky GOP Rally Ahead of Annual Political Picnic  WKMS

The president of the National Rifle Association is the featured speaker for a Republican rally in west Kentucky the night before an annual political picnic.

Hoosier History: On This Day, December 1  CBS 4 Indianapolis

Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2018, with 30 to follow. Today's Hoosier Highlights in History: On Dec. 1, 1816, Thomas Lincoln, with his wife Nancy ...

City of Paducah to Recognize 'National Gun Violence Awareness Day'  WKMS

The City of Paducah is joining communities across the country on June 2 recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Introducing Aftermath, a New Podcast About Gun Violence Survivors  The Trace

Ever imagine what it's like to be shot? Reporters Amber Hunt of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Elizabeth Van Brocklin of The Trace traveled the country talking to ...

NRA Leader Oliver North Gets Warm Welcome From West Ky. Republicans  WKMS

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North was greeted with a standing applause welcome at a Republican rally Friday night at a rally at Murray State University.

A look at some deadly US school shootings of years past  Midland Reporter-Telegram

Authorities say a former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing "numerous" people. The Broward County sheriff said 14 people were ...

Survivor: I will never be OK until we stop school shootings  USA TODAY

I am angry that the party in control of our government offers only thoughts and prayers — and more guns.

Notebooks, letters for healing given to Marshall County HS students  WPSD Local 6

Christina Ellegood and Catherine Seaton Humphrey prepare to give notebooks to Marshall County High School students on May 8, 2018. MARSHALL COUNTY ...

Features: New pastor says church is 'just right' (1/11/19)  Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Southside Baptist Church members recently welcomed Paducah, Kentucky, native Stephen Keene as their new full-time pastor. Keene and his wife, Lorie, ...

'You Have to Redefine Normal': Leading Schools in the Aftermath of a Shooting  Education Week

In the unfortunate club of principals and K-12 administrators whose schools become the site of unthinkable violence, the best source of guidance to navigate the ...

Kentucky Weighs Proposal To Allow School Staff To Carry Guns  NPR

Last month, a shooter killed two students and injured 18 other people in a Kentucky high school. The state legislature is now considering a bill that would tap ...

Bowling Green Students Rally to End Gun Violence in Schools  WKU Public Radio

You could call it Walkout Wednesday at high schools all over Kentucky-students leaving class in solidarity to end gun violence. “This protest is not about.

Under Bill, Kentucky Schools Could Tap Teachers And Staff To Carry Guns  WVXU

Kentucky schools would be able to designate “marshals” responsible for keeping a gun on campus in order to stop a mass shooting, under a new bill filed in.

Rep. Will Coursey's bill to increase mental health services in schools passes KY House overwhelmingly  The Lake News

State Rep. Will Coursey addresses the House Friday morning during his presentation of House Bill 604, which calls for schools to have a mental health ...

Convicted Heath High School shooter Michael Carneal has a new hearing date  WDRB

It's to find out whether he can withdraw his guilty plea.

History of School Shootings  Cleveland News - Fox 8

(CNN) — Here is a list of some violent incidents at U.S. schools over the last 20 years: February 27, 2012 –– Chardon High School, Chardon, Ohio. Student ...

School shooting survivors united by a chain of grief — and hard lessons passed on  Yahoo Sports

School shootings didn't begin, or end, with Sandy Hook. Yahoo News looks at the aftermath of four of these tragedies and the lives they changed.

Heath High School survivor to talk to students | News  Glasgow Daily Times

Missy Jenkins Smith said that she has been led to share her story of hope and forgiveness in hopes of preventing something like what happened in her high ...

Paducah native, former big-league pitcher Daniel Webb dies at 28 in ATV crash  Lexington Herald Leader

Former Heath standout died Saturday night after accident about 70 miles west of Nashville.

Among worst US school shooting incidents | |  Lincoln Journal Star

The worst school shooting incident in the United States occurred on April 20, 1999, when students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12 students and ...

Colorado school faces accusation that it could have prevented shooting  Los Angeles Times

In Colorado, Arapahoe High School administrators are accused of not heeding warning signs before a recent campus shooting.

Mass School Shootings: A History  ABC News

As the numbers of the dead from a Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting climbed into the double digits, it's hard not to remember that we have been here ...

'They Started and Ended School Together': Remembering Bailey Holt and Preston Cope  WKU Public Radio

She wore black Converse shoes and Louisville Cardinals sweatshirts and loved classic rock. He played on the high school baseball team and enjoyed history.

20 years later: East Carter school shooting  The Independent

Twenty years ago this coming Friday, the unimaginable happened in an East Carter High School classroom.

Roots of a Rampage  The Nation.

It's still unclear what motivated the Newtown shooter, but the small towns where such deadly outbursts tend to occur have some things in common.

Daniel Webb's father speaks out after son's death  WPSD Local 6

Daniel Webb's father says his son's memory is helping shape a new generation of ball players.

Killings said to have been inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio film The Basketball Diaries spotlighted on CopyCat Killers  Monsters and

A high-school shooting claimed to have been inspired by a scene from Leonardo DiCaprio film The Basketball Diaries is spotlighted tonight on REELZChannel ...

For 150 years, the Courier Journal has fought for justice and fairness  Courier Journal

The Courier Journal, which celebrates its 150th anniversary Nov. 8, has championed civil rights, decried discrimination and battled strip mining.

Remembering Tom Butler  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH, KY – Longtime WPSD-TV anchor and journalist Tom Butler died Friday, March 31, 2017. Family and friends are remembering the man you ...

15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?  NPR

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio ...

Connecticut school could not have prevented shooting, experts say  Reuters

U.S. school districts have spent millions of dollars on metal detectors, security cameras and elaborate emergency-response plans since the 1999 massacre at ...

Despite increased security, school shootings continue  PBS NewsHour

There's been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings despite increased security put in place after the rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook ...

The Grim Realities of Gun Violence on a Human Body  The Mary Sue

"You don't suffer some of the wounds these patients suffered and just move on with life. They will have this for the rest of their lives."

Gun control advocates urge lawmakers to reject bills that would loosen Kentucky's gun laws  WDRB

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- There is a gunfight at the Kentucky State Capitol. The fight is over who is allowed to carry a gun and where. Hollon Holm of ...

Less-than-lethal weapons could be used by trained school staff in deadly situations under Ky. bill  WDRB

SB 162 would allow school districts to authorize school staff to use less-than-lethal weapons such as firearms that shoot rubber bullets or bean bags, tranquilizer ...

List tracks incidences of random school violence from 1927 to present

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- After Friday's shooting at Arapahoe High School, many Coloradans have been wondering whether school attacks are especially common ...

Media ignoring 1 crucial factor in Florida school shooting

Here we go again. A horrific mass shooting occurs. Everyone is in shock and grief. Democrats blame guns and Republicans. Pundits urge the public, “If you see ...

Today in History: December 1, 2018

Today's highlights in history for Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Sandy Hook Forces Re-examination of Tough Questions  New York Times

After the second deadliest mass shooting in the country's history, Americans find themselves debating access to guns, security practices and mental health ...

A school shooting in Goddard, 30 years later

On Jan. 21, 1985, 14-year-old James Alan Kearbey's shooting rampage at Goddard Junior High School shocked the nation.

'Training simulation:' Mass killers often share obsession with violent video games  Fox News

A decade after Evan Ramsey sneaked a 12-gauge shotgun into his Alaska high school, where he gunned down a fellow student and the principal and wounded ...

Today in History: Dec. 1  WTOP

Here's a look at things that have happened on this date in history, Dec. 1.

Bullying, School Shootings & Potential for Redemption  Christian Post

While school shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold continued their killing spree through Columbine High School, one student, Cassie Bernall, hid under a ...

Tenure of Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis reflected in lives touched  The Denver Post

He considered slipping quietly away from his office — packing and leaving in the dead of night, he jokes, like the Baltimore Colts football team once famously did ...

School shooters usually not ‘ordinary kids’

If we do not make changes, then our past will determine our future and we will continue to have school shootings.”

NRA in Ky: 'They sing, everybody sings along'  The Courier-Journal

Kentucky's love affair with guns makes NRA's job easy in General Assembly. Most lawmakers get A on group's report cards.

Canaan, Nutt highlight Murray State Hall of Fame Class of 2018  WPSD Local 6

Murray State Athletics revealed its MSU Hall of Fame class of 2018. Highlights of the 2018 group includes 17 combined All-Ohio Valley Conference selections, ...

Stephen King: How author had book Rage pulled from shelves

WITH Ray Bradbury's novel about a society where books are outlawed coming alive in HBO's new film Fahrenheit 451, attention has returned to one of the most ...

The Safety Lessons of Columbine, Re-Examined  Wall Street Journal

The carnage at Columbine High on April 20, 1999, prompted a swift and aggressive response around the U.S.. Hundreds of millions of dollars flooded into ...

Experts: Add Counselors, Not Armed Teachers, to Boost School Safety  Education Week News

A panel of school safety, climate, and security experts quizzed by a House committee today largely agreed that schools need more counselors, better ...

Top six local stories of 2017  WPSD Local 6

As we said goodbye to 2017, we asked you to help us determine the top six stories of the year. This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been ...

"We Have to Stop the Violence": How 8 Survivors of Mass Shootings Are Fighting to Make Everyone Safer  Glamour

Columbine, Sandy Hook, San Bernardino—the list grows by the day. But these eight women think we can end the cycle of mass shootings. They should know.

Students up in arms over gun laws | News  Iowa State Daily

The nation watched closely as the people of Tucson, Ariz., suffered through a shooting that not only ended in six people killed and 12 wounded, but with a ...

Sophomores Shine Through Class of Kentucky Program  UKNow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 12, 2012) — The 2011-12 academic year has been a banner year at the University of Kentucky with record enrollment, the dedication of ...

Big list of drug-induced killers

As WND has reported, Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was a known drug user who was caught with the powerful mind-altering narcotic Suboxone when ...

Leading California Anti-Pot Activist Says Marijuana Causes 'Almost All' Mass Murders  Reason

Roger Morgan, who is spearheading the campaign against legalization, says cannabis really is a "killer weed."

Daniel Webb Stats, Fantasy & News

November 3, 2016, Chicago White Sox released RHP Daniel Webb. July 2, 2016, Chicago White Sox transferred RHP Daniel Webb from the 15-day disabled list ...

Southampton High School Student Will Not Return To School After Shotgun Arrest, District Says - Southampton Village & Surrounding Areas

A 17-year-old Southampton High School senior who was arrested by Southampton Village Police for bringing a shotgun onto school grounds last Wednesday ...

Mass murders in the United States  Beaumont Enterprise

Saturday's shooting in Arizona now joins other shocking U.S. mass killings.

Preventing school shootings starts with gun safety at home  Christian Science Monitor

Many school shootings, such as last week's at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, involve a child taking a gun from home to school. A concerted effort must be ...

Why so many Americans today are 'mentally ill'  WorldNetDaily

“When I was lying in my bed that night, I couldn't sleep because my voice in my head kept echoing through my mind telling me to kill them.” You're reading the ...

To Forgive, Divine  Wizbang

There's a fascinating story unfolding in New Hampshire right now. In 1991, a very troubled teenager named Shane Pitts was saying goodbye to his very troubled ...

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