The Answer Sheet: School Violence

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Guns, schools and the most important unplanned lesson for teachers

American University was on lockdown Wednesday night because a man with a gun was spotted on campus. Here are the lessons learned.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Violence

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 12/15/2012

U.S. school districts react to Newtown shootings

School districts in the greater Washington area and around the country respond to the deadly shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:34 AM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety Issues Addressed, School Shootings, School Violence

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/19/2010

New analysis of violence on campus

Colleges and universities should strategically review their threat assessment capacities because some of the conventional beliefs about these attacks are not accurate, a new report issued by the federal government says. For example, while much attention is given to the “traveling” attacker, such as the student who killed 32 students in a shooting spree at Virginia Tech in 2007, only 3 percent of the attackers acctually move from building to building.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  campus violence, research on campus violence, school violence, study on campus violence, violence at school

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 10/14/2009

Getting Kids To and From School Safely--Part 2

It is especially obscene that some kids who want to go to school face real danger getting there--and back home--because adults can’t ensure them a safe route.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:15 AM ET, 10/14/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying, Bullying | Tags:  gangs preying on students, school violence