City leaders feel a special responsibility to nurture their communities, so times like these are especially hard. Constituents tend to look to elected officials for answers and to provide leadership for the community.
It’s easy and understandable to wonder what real steps can be taken to bring some happiness and well-being back into the world.
The US has averaged a school shooting every month of every school year for the past 20+ years (see list). We’ll soon be starting on our second generation of students raised on active shooter drills and bullet-proof backpacks.
Clearly, public awareness and legislation are not the complete answer.
What more can communities do to reduce or eliminate school shootings?