What to do and say after a school shooting

In 2020, gun violence overtook car accidents to become the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents.1 Twelve children die from gun violence in America each day. Another 32 are shot and injured.2 When the violence occurs in schools—buildings that are supposed to be safe places of learning—it is particularly disturbing. Below, Dr. Aru Undurti offers some tips and resources for helping students during this time.


  1. Wamsley, L. (2022, May 28). The U.S. is uniquely terrible at protecting children from gun violence. NPR. Retrieved May 31, 2022, from www.npr.org/2022/05/28/1101307932/texas-shooting-uvalde-gun-violence-children-teenagers.
  2. 16 facts about gun violence and school shootings. Sandy Hook Promise. (2022, May 25). Retrieved May 31, 2022, from www.sandyhookpromise.org/blog/gun-violence/16-facts-about-gun-violence-and-school-shootings/.

Article Source: Vancouver Clinic