ERIC Number: EJ930332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
"A Student [Came] down and Said "There's a...Guy in the...English Classroom with a Gun"": Recovering from Violent Invasion
Dishman, Mike L.; Lewis, Jessica L.; Pepper, Matthew J.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v14 n1 p48-58 Mar 2011
On the morning of September 27, 2006, a 53-year-old drifter with no ties to the community walked into Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colorado, with several firearms, taking a college-prep English class hostage. After a 4-hr stand-off, one 16-year-old student--along with the drifter--was killed in subsequent police action. This case study examines the recovery prioritization and leadership foci of the school's administration throughout the year immediately following the shooting. Crisis recovery lessons--particularly those involving school violence--are presented and explored. The case study is presented from the perspective of Principal Bryan Krause.
Descriptors: Violence, Law Enforcement, School Safety, Case Studies, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, High Schools, Coping, Administrator Role, Principals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
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