Simplistic solutions will fail to provide safety

The shooting death of a high school student in Birmingham, Ala., last week was one more reminder of the complexity of keeping our schools safe.

Courtlin Arrington, 17, was killed and another student was wounded in a classroom, apparently not in an intentional shooting but, instead, an accident that occurred while students were handling a gun one of them took to school.

How the gun got into the school, which has heavy security, including metal detectors, was being investigated.

In all likelihood, not a single one of the pieces of state and federal gun legislation being considered now would have prevented the death. It was another grim reminder simplistic solutions will fall short of keeping our children safe in their schools.

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