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Smith, Peter K. – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2014
In this commentary, Peter Smith questions how well we follow up after school shootings in order to diagnose causes and enhance future prevention. Sommer, Leuschner, and Scheithauer (2014) have assembled data from 126 cases available in the English and German research literature and suggested important risk categories. Notably, there are a large…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Risk Management, Data Collection
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Lamoreaux, Daniel; Sulkowski, Michael L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
In response to tragic school shootings, heightened attention has been devoted to making schools safer through the implementation of security features. However, excessive security measures have a negative impact on school climate, student functioning, and academic achievement. Therefore, there is a critical need to design schools that are safe and…
Descriptors: Crime, Prevention, School Safety, Educational Environment
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Allroggen, Marc – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2014
Social support and social relationships are essential for psychological and physical health. Social rejection, on the other hand, is associated with increased stress and negative long and short-term consequences for a person's well-being. The long-term consequences of ostracism include the development of internalizing and externalizing psychiatric…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, School Safety, Antisocial Behavior
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Ivery, Donna; Endicott, Michael A. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
The following will discuss school violence and address the relationship among students with special needs. Further research is needed on the effects of violence among special needs student populations. Efforts require observation and concrete data in order to understand how to address the increase in violence if we are to create safer schools.…
Descriptors: Violence, Students with Disabilities, Educational Environment, Weapons
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2013
With nightmare visions of a gunman stalking school halls, districts often rush to hire police officers to patrol their campuses after news of a school shooting. Critics of that impulsive response, which has been in high gear nationwide since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December, acknowledge the concern for student and staff…
Descriptors: School Security, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Crime Prevention
Steele, Joby B. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In this quantitative study, the perceptions of safety and preparedness of Missouri's high school administrators after participating in active shooter training as mandated by Missouri's Senate Bill No. 75 were analyzed. As school shootings continue, states have passed legislation to prepare schools to provide safety for students and faculty members…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Administrator Attitudes, State Legislation, School Safety
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Schiller, Juliet – Educational Forum, 2013
What has been left out of studying school violence and shootings is a comprehensive look at the culture that creates violence and the lack of support for those deemed "different" in an educational setting that promotes and rewards competition. If parents, teachers, and other adults associated with children were teaching the values of…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, High School Students, Males
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Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Sievering, Kathryn S.; Armstrong, Charlotte; Stonis, Julie – Journal of School Violence, 2012
This article describes a crisis response framework based on the authors' first-hand experience following three Colorado school shootings. During each crisis response, one or more of the authors joined school and/or district crisis teams, providing direct assistance and leadership. The authors' experiences helped guide subsequent responses and…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Violence, Crisis Management, Educational Environment
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Fisher, Benjamin W.; Nation, Maury; Nixon, Carol T.; McIlroy, Sarah – Journal of School Violence, 2017
High profile school shootings have served as pivotal events for developing policies to promote student safety. Although previous studies indicate that exposure to violence is associated with feeling unsafe at school and poorer academic and psychosocial outcomes, research on the relationship between widely publicized acts of school violence and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Safety, Violence, Correlation
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DeLeon, Abraham P. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2012
School shootings loom large in the collective imagination and young, White males commit a majority of these horrific crimes. Although many of the descriptions of school shooters in the media and scholarly studies attribute their actions to psychological problems and/or personal/social failings, these events are also often placed in a comparative…
Descriptors: Violence, Crime, Criticism, Ghettos
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Embury, Dusty Columbia; Clarke, Laura S.; Weber, Kim – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2019
As educators and parents of children with disabilities, we recognize that students with significant disabilities benefit from research-based strategies to support the development of academic and social learning. We regularly use systematic instruction and behavior supports to provide day-to-day instruction, yet this same detailed planning is not…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, School Safety, Child Safety, Students with Disabilities
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Borum, Randy; Cornell, Dewey G.; Modzeleski, William; Jimerson, Shane R. – Educational Researcher, 2010
School shootings have generated great public concern and fostered a widespread impression that schools are unsafe for many students; this article counters those misapprehensions by examining empirical evidence of school and community violence trends and reviewing evidence on best practices for preventing school shootings. Many of the school safety…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Prevention, Crisis Management
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Cooper, Patricia M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This essay addresses two types of disasters that can affect early childhood classrooms, which deserve more attention during teacher preparation. The first includes such natural phenomena as earthquakes and hurricanes, as well man-made events, such as fires and, incredibly, school shootings. They are almost always unexpected and happen in real…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, Weapons
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Mitchell, Martin L.; Brendtro, Larry K. – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2013
Periodic mass school shootings and the steady slaughter of youth on the streets of our cities are both products of cultures of violence. The authors highlight key factors that promote or prevent such acts, beginning with the little-known account of a young boy who perpetuated the most deadly school violence in history.
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, School Security, Emotional Disturbances
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Bondü, Rebecca; Scheithauer, Herbert – School Psychology International, 2014
Leaking comprises observable behavior or statements that signal intentions of committing a violent offense and is considered an important warning sign for school shootings. School staff who are confronted with leaking have to assess its seriousness and react appropriately--a difficult task, because knowledge about leaking is sparse. The present…
Descriptors: Risk, Death, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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