Tagged: school shootings

A student holding a pistol stands outside of a high school building.

Learning From the Past to Stop School Shootings

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research published a report called Stopping School Shootings: Lessons from Parkland, Oxford, Uvalde, and the Federal Commission on School Safety. Author Thomas Wheeler, former senior adviser and senior counsel to the U.S. secretary of education and the White House Federal Commission on School...

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House Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting: Texas House of Representatives Interim Report 2022

The Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting of the Eighty-seventh Legislature released an interim report for consideration. Although investigations still continue, the committee put together this interim report with as many facts as possible regarding the events that transpired on May 24, 2022. The report is meant to honor...

Student with a gun at school; school violence.

‘Does Averting a School Attack Ensure That the Threat of Violence Has Been Mitigated?’

“Does averting a school attack ensure that the threat of violence has been mitigated?” This is the question researchers investigate in a new study released by the National Policing Institute. In seeking to answer this question, the authors analyze a case study revolving around two events that took place in...

A student holding a pistol stands outside of a high school building.

U.S. Secret Service Hopes to Prevent Targeted School Violence by Analyzing Averted Plots

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has been expanding their research of targeted violence prevention in communities across the country. In their efforts to demonstrate a path toward preventing school violence in particular, they analyzed 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools from 2006-2018. This report, titled Averting...

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Tracking Gun Violence in America (2019)

The Gun Violence Archive, an online database started in 2013, compiles information on gun violence and provides up-to-date statistics on all gun-related incidents in the United States (omitting suicide). A real-time, quick-access chart on the homepage includes links to total number of incidents (33,510 as of August 7, 2019), number...

Members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron clear rooms during an active shooter exercise Feb. 26, 2018, at the George S. Welch Elementary School and Dover Air Force Base Middle School on Dover AFB, Del. Security Forces has developed a strong relationship with local and state police departments by hosting joint exercises where all units benefit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss)

School Safety – It Takes a Village

The Federal Commission on School Safety was established in March 2018 to examine the issues and incidents that compromise the safety of students in U.S. schools. The Commission worked to understand the complexity of the problem of school safety by organizing field visits and meetings with organizations and individuals committed...