NOTICE News Daily: April 12, 2023

On today’s NOTICE News Daily: Do prosecutors have a new strategy when it comes to school shooters? Plus: How the Iranian government wants to enforce a dress code for women there.

Discussion Questions

  1. What is not known publicly about how the child in Virginia got access to the gun he took to school, and why would that be significant information to the current case?
  2. Why would the adults getting charged for their children’s gun crimes be able to be described as having committed “gross negligence”?
  3. Why would the teacher suing the school administrators for money perhaps be more successful in her case than if just the child shooter had been charged for the crime?
  4. How does Iran plan to track and notify women who are breaking the dress code?
  5. Why would women be breaking the dress code in Iran, even though it could lead to punishment from the government?
  6. What did the Iranian woman mean when she said, “Something that is forced is never pleasant”?

Writing Prompts

  1. Do you think it is a successful strategy to charge parents in connection with their children’s gun crimes? How might this be effective in the struggle against gun violence in schools? Why might it be a challenging hill to climb legally?
  2. Why would the current dress code for women in Iran be bringing up larger issues about personal freedom, religion, and government control? How are these concepts related? Can they be in conflict with each other, and if so, which ones should take precedence? 

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