Today, we had another school shooting and this time it was in California. I have not been in school in a long time but I do wonder how kids deal emotionally with these events. I know a kid who hid under a desk while a shooter went on a rampage in Parkland, Florida. I would not be surprised if he has ongoing emotional/psychological issues due to the incident. I guess that a shooting's impact might depend on how close the kid is to the incident. Some might feel that if it has not happened in my school, then I am not going to worry about it. Others might be wondering when the next incident will be at their school.
I know there are some people here who are going to rattle off statistics about the low probability of occurrence. However, the statistics do not address the psychological impact these events have on kids today.
I would especially like to hear the views of the younger people on WSO but older people are welcome to share their thoughts as well.