ERIC Number: EJ1025551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Fourth R-Revolvers: Principal Perceptions Related to Armed School Personnel and Related Legal Issues
Weiler, Spencer C.; Armenta, Anthony D.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v87 n3 p115-118 2014
The United States has experienced several mass killings by firearms in the recent past, but none has stirred the passions of the nation's citizens like the killing of innocent schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut. Debates immediately began regarding proposed solutions for making students safer in schools. One recommendation for promoting school safety in school was to arm school personnel, including building principals and teachers. Several states and individual school boards have already taken steps to begin arming educators, but there is no indication that the perceptions of building-level principals have been documented related to this proposal. The authors of this article surveyed current school principals to determine how they felt about the idea of arming school personnel. This article reports on the results of the survey and capsulizes the principals' quantitative and qualitative input regarding the topic of having armed educators in schools.
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Law Enforcement, Legal Problems, School Personnel, School Safety, Weapons, Change Strategies, Likert Scales, School Surveys, Crime Prevention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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