ERIC Number: EJ889969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Locked down and out: Crisis at Central High
Barron Ausbrooks, Carrie Y.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v13 n1 p23-36 Mar 2010
This case study is designed for preservice school administrators enrolled in principalship and school law courses in educational administration. It describes an incident in which a school's crisis management and communication protocol were challenged. One day, through a series of unanticipated events, an assistant principal is engulfed in a test of her ability to apply contingency planning during a school shooting incident involving a student and a police officer. She is the only school administrator on the scene and must simultaneously deal with the media, parents, community, and school district politics when ensuring student safety.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Campuses, High Schools, Principals, School Community Relationship, Hispanic American Students, Police, Crime Prevention, Security Personnel, School Administration, Assistant Principals, Crisis Management, Management Development, School Law
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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