The Littleton Massacre: What Can The Schools Do?

Metal detectors, mesh book bags, armed police--should kids have to attend prisons? Here's what some schools have done to prevent violence

As the country watched Littleton last week, we seemed to be hurtling toward a National Moment, a late-'90s version of, say, the sinking of the Maine, or the Kent State shootings during Vietnam, or Rock Hudson's death. These moments can be dangerous, as such soul searching quickly turns into lawmaking. History may remember last week because of what happens in the next few weeks, so let's try to get it right.

We might go ahead and dismiss a few of the too tiny suggestions (those mesh backpacks you keep hearing about still carry guns--just stinky ones wrapped in gym clothes) as...

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