Florida School Shooting

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The school shooting in Florida earlier this year caused a new round of discussions about gun safety, although Republicans in the General Assembly say they would rather talk about other ways to make schools safer.

One of those ways is to look at mental health in the classroom.

Each time there’s a mass shooting in this country, a similar thing happens. Along with the grief, comes questions about how to prevent it from happening again.  At Virginia Tech, where the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history occurred in 2007, psychologists have been exploring that question ever since.