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Preventing School Shootings

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In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida, there's been a national conversation about how to protect students. Stricter gun laws, a ban on assault weapons, better interventions, even arming teachers. How would that work? Would it make schools safer or, with more guns, more dangerous? On The Sound of Ideas, discussion with local schools superintendents, a violence prevention researcher and a gun expert whose organization trains teachers. 

-Dean Rieck, Executive Director, Buckeye Firearms Association

-Dan Flannery, PhD, Director of Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University

-Ben Hegedish, Superintendent, Independence Local Schools

-Steve Thompson, Superintendent, Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools

Rachel is the Supervising Producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”