DAVE ROSS

Armed officers triple mortality in school shootings, study finds

Feb 25, 2021, 6:05 AM

school shootings...

Sheena Billups prepares to lay flowers in a memorial setup at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for those killed during a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. On Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 14 students and three staff members were killed during the mass shooting. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly three times as many people die in school mass shootings when an armed officer is present.

That’s the finding of a study of every case since 1980, led by Hamline University professor Dr. Jillian Peterson.

Dr. Peterson joins Dave Ross to discuss why more weapons means more violence, even the hands of “the good guys,” what to expect when kids are back in school after a year of pandemic stress, isolation, and minimal socialization, and what prevention looks like before we reach the point of barricading classroom doors.

Listen to Seattle’s Morning News weekday mornings from 5 – 9 a.m. on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.

Dave's Commentary

Dave Ross on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM
  • listen to dave rossTune in to KIRO Newsradio weekdays at 5am for Dave Ross on Seattle's Morning News.

Dave Ross

privacy pods...

Dave Ross

Ross: Tracking employees’ vital signs at work via privacy pods, what could go wrong?

I saw a Bloomberg story about the latest innovation to reduce your stress level at work: Privacy pods.

20 days ago

car culture...

Dave Ross

Ross: Are we killing car culture? Or is car culture killing the US?

I don’t think the question is whether we're going to "kill" our car culture. The real question is can we stop our car culture from killing the U.S.?

27 days ago

drivers data insurance...

Dave Ross

Ross: As cars release driving data to insurance, is your driving my business?

Every move you make, every swerve you take, every lane change you fake – someone’s watching you. Do drivers have a right to keep driving data private?

1 month ago

rent control...

Dave Ross

Ross: Rent control was never the answer in Wash.

The rent control bill died in the Washington State Legislature this week, even though Democrats control both houses.

2 months ago

end of democracy...

Dave Ross

Ross: Conservative activist earns applause for pledging an ‘end of Democracy’

The theme from Jack Posobiec's speech is that Jan. 6 was a righteous attack not on democracy, but on those who threaten democracy.

2 months ago

Image: Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, is seen on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2023. (Photo: Alex Brand...

Dave Ross

Ross: Voters can help cull bad politicians from the herd early

Let's remember that just about every occupant of a higher office once occupied a lower office, and was put there by us, Dave Ross says.

2 months ago

Armed officers triple mortality in school shootings, study finds