Recurring gun violence at schools and at colleges must end

01/22/2014 10:39 AM

01/22/2014 5:25 PM

Shootings on college campuses as well as at elementary, middle and high schools throughout the country happen so much these days that they barely rate a shrug from the news media and the public.

That was the case with the Tuesday shooting death of 21-year-old Andrew Boldt at Purdue University. The teaching assistant was killed inside the basement of the engineering building on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus.

Cody Cousins, 23, also a teaching assistant, was charged in Boldt’s death. The country should be screaming “no more” to the recurring shooting deaths on schools and college campuses.

Schools and colleges have to be welcoming, safe places for learning to occur. Lawmakers should take action to curb gun violence especially when children and young people are at risk.

Instead, the slaying barely makes the news.

People shrug as if nothing can be done except to wait for someone else with a gun to shoot up some other school. And then people will shrug again.


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