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Ammunition and a Remington Bushmaster rifle are seen at a gun display during a National Rifle Association outdoor sports trade show in 2017 in Harrisburg, Pa. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At their StoryCorps interview in Houston, Tanai Benard, 34, and her son, Dezmond Floyd, 10, discuss what's become a grim yet routine topic at schools: active shooter drills. Alletta Cooper/StoryCorps hide caption

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'There Is No Handbook For This': A Mother And Son Talk About School Shootings

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Marysville Pilchuck High School, north of Seattle. In October 2014, a freshman shot five students in the cafeteria, visible in the background. It has been locked and off-limits since the shooting. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Despite Heightened Fear Of School Shootings, It's Not A Growing Epidemic

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LA County Sheriff's patrol cars leave El Camino High School in Whittier, Calif., on Wednesday. A 17-year-old student threatened to open fire at the school days after the massacre at a Florida school. An alert security guard who overheard him reported it to police, who went to the boy's home and found two AR-15 rifles, authorities said Wednesday. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Students gather on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., protesting for stricter gun laws on Wednesday. Students at schools across Broward and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida also planned short walkouts in support. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14, in Parkland, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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This Week's School Shooting Was A Very American Tragedy

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Aaron Feis, a football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was among those shot and killed at the school on Wednesday. Facebook/AP hide caption

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2 Coaches Among Those Killed In Florida School Shooting

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Stewart Walker attends a prayer vigil Tuesday for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School. Harrison McClary/Reuters hide caption

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School Shootings Are Sad, But No Longer Surprising

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Sue Klebold plays in the snow with a young Dylan. "He's like an invisible child that I carry in my arms everywhere I go, always," she says. Courtesy of Sue Klebold hide caption

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Columbine Shooter's Mother: I Carry Him 'Everywhere I Go, Always'

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This undated photo from a MySpace page that appeared to belong to Chris Harper Mercer shows him holding a rifle. Authorities identified Mercer as the gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday. AP hide caption

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Colorado educators take part in a concealed carry course in Englewood, Colo., on Nov. 8. The course is open to all state school employees. Participants who complete the training are eligible to apply for a permit to carry a handgun. MATTHEW STAVER/Landov hide caption

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Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

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Relatives of victims of gun violence attend a press conference honoring the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 10, 2014. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

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Community members and students from Marysville-Pilchuck High School gather for a vigil at the Grove Church in Marysville, Wash., Friday night. Two students died in the violence, including the gunman. Several more were wounded. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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People react as they wait at a church on Friday where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Freshman Hailee Siebert, 15, cries on her mother's shoulder after a shooting on Tuesday at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore. The gunman has been identified as 15-year-old student Jared Michael Padgett. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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