While the names of victims and perpetrators are spread by the media, survivors of school shootings tend to be overlooked. Yet, the people directly affected by school shootings do not simply disappear. Missy Dodds is using her experience as a survivor of the 2005 Red Lake school shooting to reorient violence prevention approaches. Since the shooting occurred, Dodds has transitioned from a math teacher to a school safety advocate. She joined us in our research and our violence prevention training to shift the perspective of violence prevention into the context of mental health.
Jillian Peterson and James Densley sat down with Vice News Tonight alongside Missy Dodds and other Red Lake survivors to talk about the aftermath of the Red Lake shooting and the impact of mental health on school safety. The full 9-minute video can be accessed here.
Source: Vice News
Author: David Noriega