Children and Gun Violence
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What happens to student survivors of gun violence, both on campus and in their surrounding communities? The Washington Post finds answers in South Carolina, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C.
- In tiny Townville, S.C., first-graders are haunted by what they survived — and lost — on a school playground.
- In the nation’s capital, a second-grader grows up surrounded by gunfire.
- For six teens at a Las Vegas high school, homecoming week started with a country music concert.
- John Woodrow Cox, Staff Writer, The Washington Post
Comments from the Judges
“Riveting, heartbreaking, infuriating and tender. Such a difficult story told so sensitively.”
“The reporter really captures these kids – their voices, their behaviors, and how they process the violence they experienced. I am amazed he was able to get so many people to share their experiences with him. Impressive data analysis, too.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.