Graduation Date

Fall 12-14-2018

Grading Professor

Fred Kaufman

Subject Concentration

Business & Economics

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


In the wake of school shootings, including Parkland, states and school districts have scrambled to protect against threats. But faced with no federal focus on gun control and little funding, schools have to make tough safety choices. Some have adopted novelty security gadgets; others have discussed arming teachers and even giving children tools to defend themselves. To some, this is the ideal solution; the answer to violence is more violence. And so, some schools are starting to resemble military camps. With reporting from a security conference in Florida, and a military camp for kids in Kentucky, this story takes a deep look into the violence that's firmly locked into the DNA of America.



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