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Twenty students and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut on December 14 2012 by 20 year-old Adam Lanza At about 930 am as announcements were read over the loudspeaker to the students shots were heard across the school CNN 2 Lanza entered with a total of three guns two pistols and a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle Shots were fired and people were injured and killed but security at Sandy Hook wasnt lacking At Sandy Hook a number of things went very well said Ronald Stephens the executive director of the National School Safety CenterBut when someone is intent upon committing an act of violence we have to realize that even on the best of days schools have certain limitations he said Shah 5Following Columbine school shootings killed three and wounded seven at Pearl High School in Pearl Mississippi killed three and wounded five at Heath High School in West Paducah Kentucky killed five and wounded ten at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro Arkansas killed one and wounded three at Parker Middle School in Edinboro Pennsylvania killed two and wounded one at Philadelphia Elementary School in Pomona California killed one at Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville Tennessee killed two and wounded twenty-two at Thurston High School in Springfield Oregon and wounded two at Armstrong High School in Richmond Virginia Sharpe 4 School shootings still remain rare events but they have occurred often enough to allow for the detection of patterns and the identification of potential risk factors Sharpe 5At Ben Davis University High School twenty staff members were surveyed They were asked Assuming proper training if Wayne Township allowed a select group of teachers to carry guns for school safety would you Of the total staff members surveyed 75 voted no 15 were undecided and only 10 voted yes I dont know what else to add to this paragraph Maybe a scenarioSince the 1990s deadly shootings on school grounds
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