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ERIC Number: EJ1008185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-3
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Safety Plan for Schools: No Guns
Shah, Nirvi
Education Week, v32 n27 p1, 14 Apr 2013
In a pre-emptive move against a school safety proposal from the National Rifle Association that is expected to include a call for more people trained and approved to carry guns at schools, a coalition of civil rights and education groups unveiled its own safety plan last week. It seeks the creation of positive school climates, thoughtful and comprehensive crisis plans, and improved safety features that don't turn schools into fortresses. The plan from the groups, which include the Advancement Project, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the NAACP, and others such as the American Association of School Counselors and the School Social Work Association of America, repeats a message they sent soon after the shootings: Schools should not add armed officers to improve safety because the strategy could lead to more juvenile arrests for minor offenses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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