|Authored By: NSBA, Date Published: 12/1/2012, Page Count: 28, Product#: 281197
Updated September 2012 - The continuing interest in school safety is fueled not only by several tragic events around the county, but also by the more common but less extreme violence that occurs far too frequently. As a result of acts of violence there is a fear among students, a feeling of loss of control by school staff, and calls for action from the community. What can schools do to reduce the risks of violence? Districts must face the reality that tragic violence cannot be completely eliminated by the actions of schools. Such violence is often the culmination of many factors over which schools have no control.