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ERIC Number: ED519244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-3
Pages: 49
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The National School Safety Center's Report on School Associated Violent Deaths
National School Safety Center (NJ1)
A school-associated violent death is any homicide, suicide, or weapons-related violent death in the United States in which the fatal injury occurred: (1) on the property of a functioning public, private or parochial elementary or secondary school, Kindergarten through grade 12, (including alternative schools); (2) on the way to or from regular sessions at such a school; (3) while person was attending or was on the way to or from an official school-sponsored event; and (4) as an obvious direct result of school incident/s, function/s or activities, whether on or off school bus/vehicle or school property. Newspaper accounts, on which the National School Safety Center (NSSC) bases this report, frequently do not list names and ages of those who are charged with the deaths of others. Such omissions were in some cases because the person charged was a minor. In some instances, persons were killed in drive-by shootings, gang encounters or during melees in which the killer was not identified, and the killers were either never apprehended or were caught days or months after the crime was first reported. As a result, more is known about victims than about perpetrators and therefore information in this report relates more to victims than to perpetrators. This report covers all reported school associated violent deaths that the National School Safety Center knows of from the 1992-1993 School year to present. For purposes of this study, the new school year begins on August 1st.
National School Safety Center. 141 Duesenberg Drive Suite 7B, Westlake Village, CA 91362. Tel: 805-373-9977; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Safety Center