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ERIC Number: EJ769381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Telling a Red Flag from the Real Threat with Students of Today
Brunner, Judy; Lewis, Dennis
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n4 p33-36 Dec 2006
With what seems like increasing frequency, secondary school administrators are being confronted with students' threats of violence. Unfortunately, some of the words that raise a red flag have now become part of the everyday language of many students, making it difficult to discern between the benign and the dangerous. Although all threats require some action, those which rise to the level of having serious consequences should follow a prescribed protocol. In order to identify those threats that actually require immediate attention, schools should establish a definition of what constitutes a serious threat of violence. When deciding what steps are appropriate for the generation of a written protocol, it is helpful to be familiar with two publications which were prepared in 2002 by the United States Secret Service and Department of Education--"The Final Report and Findings of the Safe Schools Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States" and "Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates." These two reports provide a wealth of information, including 10 key findings and their implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States