Strengthening School Safety through Prevention of Bullying, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities and the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress First Session, July 8, 2009   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of Carolyn McCarthy: "I came to Congress as a result of violence, and I have worked for years to try to reduce violence in our schools and in our country. Throughout this hearing we will explore the different areas of concern we have related to school safety and ideas on how to address them. [...] Violence and bullying prevention is necessary to a successful academic career. We need to take these threats seriously and we must act on them to prevent further tragedies." Information on gang-related violence is also included in this hearing. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael N. Castle, Jon C. Marshall, Joseph W. Mazzola, Sanford N. McDonnell, Ruben Hinojosa, Dale E. Kildee, Carolyn McCarthy, American Association of University Women, American Psychological Association, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, Jennifer Chrisler, Meredith Fenton, Stephanie Stines, Joan Cole Duffell, Eliza Byard, Girl Scouts of the USA, Joe Solmonese, Kate Kendell, Jody Huckaby, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), Luis Sierra, Randi Weingarten, Todd Russell, Linda T. Sanchez, Jacquelyn Andrews, Josie Andrews, Rona C. Kaufmann, Scott Poland, Steve Riach, Cassady Tetsworth, Kenneth S. Trump, and Sirdeaner Walker."

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