Tag: gun violence

Your Views: Mental illness and gun violence

To the editor: If we are going to discuss gun violence and mental illness, we must start with the fact that mass shootings are rare:...

Your Views: Gun safety is critical to reducing gun violence

To the editor: In commenting on the aborted Virginia legislative special session on gun control, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said: “That was a laughable...

Foundation to plant trees to memorialize Virginia Tech shooting victims

The Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation is planting the first phase of its memorial tree grove at Chinquapin Park on Sunday to commemorate...

Alexandria moms host local March for Our Lives event

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Just a week before the national March for Our Lives event, which was held Saturday in Washington D.C., two Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy...

Alexandria schools focus on school safety amidst gun violence

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] In the wake of mass school shootings across the country, Alexandria students and parents are counting on administrations in their...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What Alexandria can and can’t do...

Last month, Parkland, Florida, became the most recent city to experience the horror of a mass school shooting. Seventeen people were gunned down, with as...

Gun violence town hall held in wake of mass shootings

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Alexandria City Public Schools hosted a town hall conversation about guns in America’s schools at T.C. Williams High School on...

Local students participate in National Walkout Day

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Fifth grade students at George Mason Elementary School participated in the National Walkout Day protest against gun violence at 10...

Filling in the Blanks with Ramee Gentry: School board reviews resolution...

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Alexandria City School Board reviewed language around a resolution against gun violence at its meeting on...

Letter to the Editor: Six steps to ensure school safety

To the editor: The shootings in Parkland, Florida should have told us rather vividly that we need to ensure that our school children are provided...