Gun Violence in Schools from the Students’ Perspective

In solidarity with the many students across the country staging classroom walkouts, our students attended a special assembly, followed by advisor meetings, to further grapple with the issue of gun violence in schools.

Following Project Day and lunch, students and faculty headed to the Zalk Theater for a screening of Newtown, the 2016 documentary film about the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. The film largely uses testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012.

Global Issues Class Presentation

Earlier in the week, the BHS Global Issues class gave a presentation entitled “Gun Violence in Schools from the Students’ Perspective.” The presentation dove into the history of guns, the laws that govern them, and reviewed gun control laws in other countries. Other topics included the rate of school shootings in the U.S., mental health, and an objective look at the issue from the perpective of gun advocates. Students even proposed a detailed solution to gun ownership.