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ERIC Number: EJ982439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Today's School Security
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v84 n8 Apr 2012
Outbreaks of violence at education institutions typically do not rise to the horrific levels of Virginia Tech, Columbine High School, or Oikos University. But incidents that threaten school security--bullying, hazing, online harassment--take place in every month of the year and may occur in any classroom or campus from coast to coast. Schools and universities have taken numerous steps over the years to create safer learning environments, deter violence, detect troublesome behavior before it becomes life-threatening, and put plans in place to respond to emergencies. The efforts will not eliminate violence and criminal behavior from schools, but every incident that befalls an education institution provides administrators with another opportunity to see what lessons can be learned to make the learning environment safer for students, staff members and visitors. The author discusses how improved technology and more effective prevention programs provide safer learning environments in schools and universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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