School shootings

People attending a vigil embraced at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford, Michigan, in November after a school shooting.

There are troubling signs of aggression and discord in schools and between students away from school grounds.

This led to a quickly arranged all-day faculty meeting at Ilwaco High School on Dec. 8. The meeting generated more community concern than apparently was intended, after the school district made reference in an online post to the students recently murdered in a school shooting in Oxford, Michigan. There was no immediate threat of deadly violence in Ilwaco.