Fatal stabbing at Connecticut high school raises questions of violence prevention

The anniversary of the Columbine shooting is this week. We want to know what you think about school safety in 2014. 

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

Is there a way to prevent deadly violence in schools?

Maren Sanchez, a 16-year-old student at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn., was stabbed to death by a classmate early Friday morning, April 25, after rejecting his invitation to prom, USA Today reported.

In a separate incident a few weeks ago, on April 9, 16-year-old Alex Hribal went on a stabbing spree at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Penn., injuring 21 people with an large knife.

And in December of last year, 18-year-old Karl Pierson fatally shot Claire Davis, 17, at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., before killing himself.

The list goes on – the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012. The Chardon High School shooting in February 2012. And the Columbine High School shooting, which happened 15 years ago this week.

In light of the anniversary USA Today compiled a timeline of fatal shootings at grammar schools and universities since Columbine shocked the nation

Tell us: What do you think can be done to prevent violence in schools? Why do you think this problem exists? What can our community do to ensure one of our schools isn't added to this growing list?



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