Mention Uvalde, Texas, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, or Columbine, Colorado, to most people and they will probably think of a mass school shooting. These locations will go down in history as scenes of mass school shootings. If there was a mass school shooting in your city or state, how would that impact your region’s reputation, employment prospects, or attract new companies and people who might want to move there?
The past 10 years were the most violent school years in history. Between 2010 and 2021, there were more mass school shootings nationally. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies believe that the 2023 school year will be even worse. 2021 had the greatest number of incidents, with 249. The next highest year was 2019 with 119. Since 1970, 637 people have died in shootings at schools. Additionally, 1,734 were injured and 73 suffered minor injuries.
According to World Population Review, there have been 10 school shootings in New Mexico in 2022.
What can students, parents, and families do to PREVENT school shootings?
On September 12th, Wings For LIFE International’s guest speaker will be Franklin P. Schargel, an Albuquerque resident, and a retired high school classroom teacher, high school Assistant Principal, and author of two books dealing with mass school violence; “Preventing School Violence: A User’s Guide” and “Creating Safe Schools: A Guide for School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, and Parents”. Franklin will discuss how to prevent mass school violence.
Second Presbyterian Church has graciously opened up its church to us so all meetings this year will be held there. Date: Monday, August 22, 2022 Where: Second Presbyterian Church 812 Edith Blvd NE – Park in N. lot off Page Road – 1 block N. of Lomas on Edith Time: 5-6 set-up & Mixers6-6:30 pm DinnerProgram: 6:30 – 7:30 Mountain Time – NOTE the start time for the program ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/2663343868Facebook Live: @WingsForLIFEInternational