April 3rd, 2023
Damion Grasso, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist and an associate professor in University of Connecticut’s department of psychiatry.
Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Va., is now on the long list of schools in the country in which a shooting has taken place. This time, however, the shooter was a six-year-old who took a legally purchased 9mm handgun to school to intentionally shoot his teacher.
The shooting took place in early January, and by the end of the month, classes resumed with two security officers assigned to the building as well as the installation of two metal detectors. The teacher survived the incident after a two-week hospital stay. She intends to sue the school district.
School officials were tipped off that the child may present a danger including by the child’s teacher, but those warnings were ignored. Since then, the school superintendent...
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