The normalization of school shootings has made it difficult for those fighting them to get their message to rise above the din of the daily news. One shooting last week in New Mexico barely registered a blip in the news cycle.

Five years ago Thursday, the nation’s shock reached its zenith on the subject when 20 children between 6 and 7 years old and six adults were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Read more

In an op-ed in today’s Star Tribune Daniel Wolpert of Minneapolis defends the practice of judging the parents in news stories where a child has done wrong.

Clearly, Wolpert is talking mostly about the parents of John LaDue of Waseca. He’s the 17-year-old boy charged with a plot to set off bombs at schools in Waseca, then shoot kids trying to flee. Reportedly, he planned to kick off his day by killing his parents. Read more