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Polland, Scott; Rosenburg, Steve – Communique, 2011
A tragic school shooting occurred in Brazil on April 7, 2011. A young adult male returned to the school that he had previously attended, Tasso da Silveira in Realengo, and shot and killed 13 and wounded another 20 students or teachers. Realengo, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, is composed of hard working lower and middle class families with strong…
Descriptors: Violence, Foreign Countries, School Safety, School Psychologists
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Jonson, Cheryl Lero; Moon, Melissa M.; Hendry, Joseph A. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Two paradigms inform responses to active shooting situations: a traditional lockdown approach where individuals find cover in a classroom and lock the door, and a multi-option approach where individuals evacuate the area, create barricades, and, in last resort situations, actively resist the gunman. While a majority of schools conduct active…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, Educational Environment, Crisis Management
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Irwin, Véronique; Wang, Ke; Cui, Jiashan; Zhang, Jizhi; Thompson, Alexandra – National Center for Education Statistics, 2021
This is the 23rd edition of Indicators of School Crime and Safety, a joint effort of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This report provides summary statistics to inform the nation about current aspects of crime and safety in schools. This report covers a variety of topics on school…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, National Surveys, School Surveys, Crime
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Cuellar, Matthew J.; Coyle, Samantha; Weinreb, Karly S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
Research suggests that parents and principals perceive school shootings as one of the leading threats to school safety and among the most likely hazardous events that would affect safety at school. However, exposure to nonfatal victimization, such as fighting, threats, theft, vandalism, bullying, hate crimes, and gang activity, has become far more…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Victims, Academic Achievement, Bullying
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Huang, Francis L.; Cornell, Dewey G. – School Psychology Review, 2021
Zero tolerance as an approach to school safety has been around for almost 3 decades. Despite widespread criticisms of zero tolerance policies, few empirical studies have investigated the relationship of zero tolerance with school safety. More generally, the Government Accountability Office report on school shootings noted the need for research on…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, School Safety, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
Aefsky, Fern, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021
Educational leaders must be prepared to lead during crisis. Leadership has been challenged with multiple crisis in recent years, including issues of school safety, school shootings, medical crises such as SARs, HINI, and the ongoing pandemic. While each of these situations has resulted in multiple plans of actions, none has impacted our society as…
Descriptors: Leadership, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, COVID-19
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Ray, Jan – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not limited to the men and women who have been exposed to the horrors of war through military service. Children who are exposed to traumatic and life-threatening events, such as school shootings, physical and sexual abuse, and community violence, also can suffer from PTSD. This article explores the causes,…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Children, Etiology, Incidence
Nader, Kathleen, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Together, "School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances" and its accompanying CD provide a complete toolkit for using early preventative interventions with elementary-school age children. In ten thoughtful, clearly written chapters, both new and experienced practitioners will find a wealth of research- and evidence-based…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Prevention, Early Intervention
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Skousen, Jacob D.; Kopanke, Jason; Cornelius, Luke – Journal of School Violence, 2021
The issue of school safety is of paramount concern but what is lacking is clarity on the best course of action aimed at bolstering safety in public schools. We sought to answer the following research questions: What topics are addressed in school board policies related to arming employees? What outlying policy topics are addressed in school board…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Weapons, School Districts
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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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Byars, Jason; Graybill, Emily; Wellons, Quynh; Harper, Lonny – Contemporary School Psychology, 2020
With suicide as the second leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10 and 34 and with mass school shootings averaging once per year, schools are exploring ways to prevent this seemingly increase in youth suicide and other forms of youth violence. School-based prevention initiatives such as social/emotional learning curricula,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Prevention, Suicide, Violence
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Hall, Cristin Marie; Bertuccio, Rebecca F.; Mazer, Timothy M.; Tawiah, Christeanna O. – Rural Educator, 2020
Although school-based youth homicides and student fear of attack or harm at school have slowly decreased over the past two decades (Musu-Gillette et al., 2018), students are not free from worry; violence is still present in schools. School violence refers to acts of physical force, harm, or power that occur on school grounds or at school events…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Violence, Weapons
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Planty, Michael; Banks, Duren; Lindquist, Christine; Cartwright, Joel; Witwer, Amanda – RTI International, 2020
School tip lines, which are structured systems that allow students, parents, school staff, or community members to report information about potential threats, are a promising approach to school safety. Tip lines, which focus on preventing incidents that are threats to school safety or student well-being, come in various forms, including computer…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, School Safety, Program Implementation, Incidence
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Dowd, Kevin M. – Religious Education, 2015
In the aftermath of school shootings, there is little hesitancy about including religious communities in the work of counseling, memorializing, sharing assembly space, and so on. The author argues that this instinct reveals anthropological and sociological insights that could help the religious community to find a public voice in response not only…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Educational Environment, Religion
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Kent, Jennifer K.; Curran, F. Chris – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2021
Based on events in Florida, this case explores issues that accompany the choice to arm school personnel as a means to address school violence and shootings. Readers consider the issue from the perspective of the school board of a large, diverse district and are presented with dilemmas while they consider the effectiveness, the political…
Descriptors: Weapons, School Safety, School Violence, Law Enforcement
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