How to Respond to Violence
Our thoughts are with all of the people affected by the violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Below are some resources and links for educators (photo credit: NPR).
Out of Range: An Interview with Mark Tushnet on the Second Amendment , by James H. Landman, in Social Education, September 2007 (pdf). Tushnet is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of the book Out of Range: Why the Constitution Can’t End the Battle Over Guns.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has resources such as “Tips for Teachers and Parents Following School and Community Violence.” www.nasponline.org 
American Psychological Association has a brief section on the shooting.
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) have recommendations for action. [link] 
Sam Chaltain, a DC-based writer and education activist, posts essays of interest at www.samchaltain.com . (His article about First Amendment Freedoms was published in Social Education in April, 2005.)
“In the wake of the violence at Sandy Hook, is there something else schools can do to keep our children safe?” [link] 
“Is murder an individual act, or an infectious disease? And how might our thinking about schools change based on how we answer?” [link]