About the Series

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs and Student Television Network investigate how schools across the country are rethinking what it means to feel safe and be safe at school.


In small towns across America, kids grow up handling knives, crossbows and guns. In fact, Black River Falls High School in Wisconsin has a competitive school target shooting team and students are properly taught how to hold and shoot a rifle.

Producer: Jennifer Malchow
Video journalists: Mya Long and Ezequiel Medina