| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:12 PM
When it comes to events like the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., there are knowns, unknowns and, already, mis-knowns. A photograph of Ryan Lanza circulated asserting he was the shooter, when in fact it was his brother, Adam Lanza. Their mother,...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:24 PM
I am not a particularly brave or noble person. But like every other parent I know, I possess an unwavering certainty that I would lay down my life for my children.
Yet we parents also know that we can't always protect our kids from danger, a fact that...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:35 PM
The National Rifle Association, silent for a week after the horrific massacre of 20 first-graders and six women who tried to protect them at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, finally broke its silence.
At a "press conference" at which no...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 2:30 PM
After the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, then Superintendent Jane Hammond remembers impassioned pleas from the parents of the murdered children: Get rid of the school library where their children died.
"They didn't want people walking where their...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:42 PM
There are families in Newtown, Conn. who are enduring the holidays without their children. There are empty spots on couches, unwrapped presents and those who weep at the sight of them.
The Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School —...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Como parte del proceso de duelo posterior a una tragedia, los estadounidenses siempre quieren hablar — y hablar, y hablar. Es una lástima que tendamos a distraernos y hablar de las cosas equivocadas.
Sucedió nuevamente después del tiroteo en...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:24 AM
It's rare that I remember a magazine cover a decade and a half later, but one that has stuck in my mind — and not in a good way — is the issue of Time from the week after the Columbine High School massacre.
Anyone from the class of 1998,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:45 AM
“Columbinus” will have the family of Isaiah Shoels in its audience next Friday, March 15.
The documentary play, recently extended at American Theater Company through April 7, is about the school shooting at Columbine High School in...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:17 AM
"It can't happen here."
From the safety of suburban Maryland, it is only natural to think that random shootings erupting in movie theaters in Colorado will not visit our neighborhoods. Safe, quiet, stable communities are not the places we imagine when we...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The shotgun that Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. allegedly used in last week's shooting at Perry Hall High School wasn't registered with the state. Under Maryland law, that wasn't required.
Police also say the 15-year-old Gladden should never have been able...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Nearly 600 students filled Top of the World's multipurpose room Friday, to hear about the importance of spreading kindness.
Ali Nourbakhsh, from Rachel's Challenge, gave an interactive speech to show how a small kind act could spur a chain reaction....