Tagged: school violence

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...

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...

Twenty-Third Indicators of School Crime and Safety Report Released

The National Center for Education Statistics has released Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2020, the 23rd edition of the publication. The report is intended to serve as “a reference for policymakers and practitioners so that they can develop effective programs and policies aimed at violence and school crime prevention.”...

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...

crime scene with school bus

School Safety Needs Improvement: Findings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Commission

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Commission (the “Commission”) released its Initial Report on January 2, 2019 calling for improvements in school safety and security in Florida. The report cites a lack of institutional accountability as the driving force behind mediocre safety practices. These are exacerbated by non-compliance, poor...

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...

School Shootings in America since 1970

Center for Homeland Defense and Security Releases Comprehensive Database of School Shootings in America

Thirteen hundred shootings have occurred in the U.S. since 1970 at schools serving children in grades kindergarten through 12th (K-12), according to a research project conducted by the program for Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School. The K-12...