Preparing students against malice


Ever since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, "lockdown" is a word that's been dropped into student handbooks across America. When shots are heard, go immediately into a protective lockdown mode and await further instructions. But how do you lock down a sprawling campus? Malice can find its way into the minds and hearts of persons young or old. Once there, malicious intent can release destructive force. Prevention failed at Virginia Tech but preparation, through counselling centres and campus ministries, is always possible - Fr William J Byron

Preparing students against malice