Parents’ School Safety Fears Haven’t Receded Since Newtown

As Newtown, Conn., students begin classes for the new school year, more than eight months after last December’s massacre of 26 teachers and children there, U.S. parents of school-aged children appear to be no more at ease than they were immediately after the incident. Thirty-three percent of K-12 parents say they fear for their oldest child’s safety at school, unchanged from last December, and higher than the 25% at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. [cont.]

Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup