How School Shootings Are Changing Education

Feb 23, 2018

We look at how school shootings is impacting students, teachers, and school communities, after the shooting in Parkland, FL.


  • Dave Alcox - History teacher at Milford High School. He received a national award for civics teaching in 2013.  
  • Nate Greenberg - Interim associate executive director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association. He was a superintendent for 30 years, including 17 years in Londonderry. 
  • Shelby Houghton - Student at Milford High School. She is the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, as well as a student liaison to school administration. 
  • Michael Pearl - Lieutenant with the Concord Police Department. He handles lockdown drills and preparedness plans for Concord schools.  

Related Reading:

From the New Hampshire Department of Education:  

Local School Threats And News:

"After Threat at One N.H. School, Anxiety Takes Toll on Students, Parents, and Teachers," from NHPR. 

"How Local Communities in N.H. are Responding to School Threats," from NHPR. 

"Schools closed Tuesday in Henniker, Weare as police investigate tip," from WMUR. 

"No Alleged Hit List At Exeter High School: Police Chief," from N.H. Patch. 

"N.H. House Says "No" to Bill That Would Allow Guns on State College Campuses," from NHPR. 

National News:

"After Parkland, Students Across the U.S. Are Holding Protest Walkouts Over Gun Violence," from TIME.

"Parents and Students Plead With Trump: 'How Many Children Have to Get Shot?'" from the New York Times.

"'Is This the Day I Die?': Teachers React to the Florida School Shooting," from the New York Times. 

"A safety officer overheard a threat. Police say that may have helped thwart a school shooting," from the Washington Post.