The Disturbing, Controversial Rise of Bulletproof Backpacks
With an epidemic of school shootings on our hands, some argue bulletproof backpacks are a back-to-school essential—but others say they’re only fueling the hysteria around gun violence.
The Rise of the Crisis Actor Conspiracy Movement
VICE met up with a handful of conspiracy theorists dedicated to “proving” that some of the worst mass shootings in recent history never happened.
This School Shooting Actually Led to Change
On December 14, 1992, an 18-year-old student at Simon's Rock College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, opened fire on his community. Survivor Anne Thalheimer fought to change the law that let that happen.
Growing Up with a High School Shooter
On February 27, 2012, 3 students were killed at Chardon High School by a 17-year-old gunman. Student Nate Mueller grew up with the shooter.
Jumping Out a Window to Escape a School Shooter
32 people were killed at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, by a student gunman. Former student Alec Calhoun jumped out his classroom window to escape the shooter
Fighting for Common-Sense Gun Laws
On April 16, 2007, 32 people were killed at Virginia Tech. Former student Jeff Twigg is now fighting for common-sense gun laws.