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The Children’s Defense Fund’s Parent and Child Trends Survey was conducted to amplify the voice of children and parents in the national conversation on a wide range of issues, from current worries to future hopes and dreams, and from emotional to physical safety and wellbeing. “School Shootings Spark Everyday Worries” summarizes the survey’s findings on children’s and parent’s views on gun violence and school safety, which show that fear of school shootings is a top concern for families across the country.
“I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” This was the chilling comment made by the Parkland shooter in a video posted online in September 2017—more than a year before he took the lives of 17 classmates and injured 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Shamefully, this was just one of many early warning signs.