When Violence Strikes a University

It's almost unheard of for a woman to go into a workplace or a school and shoot people.  Profiles of workplace shooters do not even involve the idea that a woman would kill her co-workers, but it happens....more

Remembering Columbine, 10 years later

On April 20, 1999, I was in my office in the public relations department at The Children’s Hospital when my boss gathered us into a meeting. Someone was shooting people at Columbine High School, and as the level 1 pediatric trauma unit for the region, we could get some of the shooting victims in our emergency department. We immediately put our emergency plan into place. While some of my colleagues staffed the ER and the communications center, my job was to watch local news coverage and give periodic updates. Ten years ago, a psychopath named Eric Harris committed mass murder ...more

Michele Cossey is a Lousy Mother... Right?

On the heels of last week's school shooting, the media barely had time to stop and grab a fresh cup of coffee before the next kids-with-guns story was front and center, albeit this time with a twist: Michele Cossey was arrested for buying firearms for her 14-year-old son. ...more

I do not think it is against the law to purchase firearms for minors to use. By the time I was ...more