Researcher Jennie Young makes case for fewer guns, less security at schools

Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lawmakers have been calling for more security in school. But one researcher — UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Jennie Young (English, Writing Center) — says that we need to rethink how we secure our schools. She told Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” that schools actually need fewer armed guards and more empathy. The discussion focused on Young’s article “The Case for Limiting School Security,” which was published in Education Week on March 19.