Gun Violence

Graphic by Desiree Tapia, photograph courtesy of Faith Turner
Here’s What It’s Like Attending School in the Era of Active Shooter Drills

"No four-year-old, 10-year-old, or any adolescent should ever have to be told to fight for our lives, or run as fast as we possibly can if we hear gunshots at school–or anywhere for that matter," writes Faith Turner, a high school student in North Carolina.

In this photo taken Monday, April 20, 2015 the Old Well is seen in front of the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘All Clear’ Given at UNC After Reports of Person With a Gun

For the second time in just over two weeks, UNC-Chapel Hill has sent out an alert of an 'armed and dangerous' individual Wednesday afternoon. Students were advised to go inside immediately, lock the doors, stay away from the windows and shelter in place. The all-clear was given just over an hour later.

Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC A&T State, the sites of recent shootings, held a rally outside the General Assembly on Tuesday demanding that lawmakers pass tougher gun laws. (Photo by Michael McElroy/Cardinal & Pine)
‘Sick of Thoughts and Prayers’: Students Press Lawmakers on Gun Violence

Students from across North Carolina held a rally to warn lawmakers that the ‘lockdown generation’ would vote them out of office without meaningful action on guns.