School Shootings and the Never Again Movement

by Laurie Collier Hillstrom


During the first 16 weeks of 2018 there were 20 school shootings in the United States in which someone was hurt or killed—an average of 1.25 shootings a week.

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March 2019


Pages 161
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Current Events and Issues/Society

This volume provides a concise but authoritative overview of the Never Again Movement, which arose in the aftermath of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018.

This volume in the 21st Century Turning Points series, a one-stop resource for understanding the people and events changing America today, analyzes school shootings and examines the broader issue of gun violence in America. It focuses on the history of school shootings in the United States and the debate that has raged for decades between gun control advocates and supporters of gun ownership rights.

School Shootings and the Never Again Movement: 21st Century Turning Points provides a broad perspective on these issues. It recounts the evolution of gun politics and policy throughout the twentieth century, explains the positions and activities of organizations and activists on both sides of the gun debate, details notorious school shootings ranging from Columbine to Parkland, and explores the potential impact of the Never Again Movement on American gun policy at the state and federal levels.


  • Provides entries devoted to individual events as well as milestones
  • Offers biographical profiles to help readers understand the motivations and accomplishments of important activists and figures
  • Presents essays that explore the lasting impact of school shootings and the Never Again Movement on American life
  • Features an annotated bibliography that gives readers resources for further study
Series Description

21st-Century Turning Points

21st-Century Turning Points is a general reference series that gives readers a clear, authoritative, and unbiased understanding of major fast-breaking events, movements, people, and issues that are transforming American life, culture, and politics in this turbulent new century. Each volume constitutes a one-stop resource for learning about a single issue or event currently dominating America's news headlines and political discussions—issues or events that, in many cases, are also driving national debate about our country's leaders, institutions, values, and priorities.
Author Info

Laurie Collier Hillstrom is an independent scholar based in Brighton, Michigan. She is author or editor of more than 40 books in the areas of American history, biography, and current events, including Defining Moments: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Black Lives Matter, and the three-volume Television in American Society.

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Mass Shootings in America cover imageSchool Violence cover imageGun Politics in America cover image
Gun Control in the United States cover imageGuns in American Society cover imageEncyclopedia of School Crime and Violence cover image

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