ERIC Number: ED378457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Guns in Schools. Firearm Facts.
Duker, Laurie, Ed.
Common reasons that young people choose to carry firearms outside of school--protection, intimidation of others, or to be like their peers--are the same reasons they carry guns into the school. This fact sheet presents statistics regarding the prevalence of firearms amongst students in American schools, including: shooting fatalities and woundings on school grounds; number of guns confiscated in California schools; frequency of students bringing guns into school; and students' feelings of fear while at school. The effectiveness of metal detectors and automatic expulsion policies are briefly discussed. (RB)
Descriptors: Crime Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Fear, Guns, Homicide, School Safety, Students, Urban Schools, Violence
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Arlington, VA.; Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA.
Note: For related Firearm Facts sheets, see CG 025 656-664.