Dr. Peter Langman, one of the world’s leading authorities on school shootings, has launched a new and impressively comprehensive website, www.schoolshooters.info , to help professionals, parents, and young people learn more about the dynamics of school shootings, delve into the backgrounds and psychological makeup of school shooters, and gain access to hitherto unpublished data and historical documents related to several of the most high-profile such tragedies over the past 20 years.
In addition to insights contained in his critically acclaimed book, “Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters,” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Langman posts a series of articles on the typology of school shooters, official reports, and government guides to assessing threats and creating safer school environments. Of particular interest are Langman’s data and analyses debunking many of the many of the most common myths surrounding the incidents. Although he has discussed these extensively in such forums as CNN, Education Week, and the national AP, they deserve further attention and study.
Schoolshooters.info is a valuable new resource for anyone interested in this vitally important topic.
– Mark Stubis