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School Violence

Video Captures North Carolina Cop Slamming Student To Ground

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

A video posted online shows a North Carolina police officer slamming a high school girl to the ground. The nine-second video, posted to Twitter on Tue...

Too Real: My dystopian YA novel is actually happening

Daniel Sweren-Becker | Posted 12.11.2016 | Home
Daniel Sweren-Becker

Every morning since the election, I have woken up, checked the news and experienced a surreal feeling: scenes from my book, The Ones, are being report...

Facing the Reality of School Shootings

Shari Medini | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Shari Medini

Another day, another tragedy. As a parent, I often tend to look the other way because the reality of these tragic situations are too hard to face. It ...

In A Lot Of Ways, Schools Are Safer Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home

As schools have taken steps to beef up their security measures, violence in schools has taken a dive. The latest school safety numbers from the Depar...

Integrating Two Important Viewpoints in School Violence Prevention

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

When we as a country learn to FIGHT BACK and prevent school violence by our own efforts, we just might realize that we are powerful and able to prevent these tragedies.

'Tell Me About Dylan': A Free Flowing Conversation With Sue Klebold (Part 1 in a Series)

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Mark Goulston, M.D.

When I set out to interview Sue, my goal was to help her feel completely safe and talk freely without the anticipatory anxiety of when I would ask the inevitable, "How could you not see the warning signs?" or other questions that would put her on the spot.

Stand With Lizzie: Help Get the School Safety Improvement Act Passed in 2016

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Akoshia Yoba

Bullying is a societal issue with potentially detrimental ripple effects spreading well beyond the perceived victim, to negatively impact the wellbei...

8 Ways to Calm Down and Talk to Kids About Lockdowns

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Still, it's natural for kids and teens (and those who adore them, feverishly) to worry about whether something may happen to them. To help them deal with these fears, it's important to talk to children who are in the know when these tragedies happen, and to know what your kids watch or hear about them.

Gawk of the Town

Noel Holston | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Noel Holston

Without meaning to, I saw the Carolina take-down clip five times in a single NBC Nightly News broadcast a couple of days after the incident occurred. Five times in the space of a minute or so. It happened so fast, I couldn't get to the remote.

Who's Right About School Shootings?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home
BJ Gallagher

There once was a school/where people were always right./They knew they were right . . .and they were proud of it.

Handcuffs Do Not Belong in Schools

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Dr. Wendy Rice

A sheriff's deputy from Kentucky is currently facing federal lawsuit because he handcuffed at least two elementary school students who were acting up....

School Violence Prevention - It Really Does Take a Village!

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 05.21.2016 | Home
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Post University, about 58 leaders and educational change agents from the great state of Connecticut met at the first annual conference series aimed at preventing tragic events of lethal school violence.

Developing Resiliency in Lethal School Violence Prevention - Part 1 of 2

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 05.08.2016 | Home
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

Resilience is best defined in practice as the ability to recover. It's a hard topic to bring up regarding school violence prevention - no doubt - but important when we can recognize success stories.

A Framework for Preventing Lethal School Violence: Part 2 (of 2)

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 06.08.2015 | Home
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

In order to prevent lethal school violence, we need to be able to talk about it. This is a difficult topic to talk about. If we truly want a national dialogue on lethal school violence prevention, then we quickly might find ourselves at a crossroads.

Rebecca Klein

All Over The Country, Kids Are Getting Shocked With Tasers And Sprayed With Chemicals In School | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.05.2015 | Home

Noe Niño de Rivera spent nearly two months in a medically induced coma after a Texas school resource officer shocked him with a Taser in November 201...

A Framework for Understanding Lethal School Violence: Part 1

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 04.14.2015 | Home
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

Many of those reading can remember exactly where they were during one or more --even several (or many) -- incidents of lethal school violence. These events erode at the core of safety we cherish for education.

A Rudder for the Rudderless

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 12.24.2014 | Home
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

If you haven't seen the masterful William H. Macy movie, Rudderless, you need to. And if you have seen it and are wrestling with something please read on. Moreover, if you felt there was a lack somewhere, anywhere, consider how to find the composure to read on.

Real Strategies to End Bullying

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Daniel O'Donnell

The Dignity Act is a different kind of anti-bullying law.

Urban Outfitters Hits New Low With Faux Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.15.2014 | Home

In its endless quest to seem edgy, Urban Outfitters has gone too far once more. The store offered a one-of-a-kind Kent State University sweatshirt ...

Dear NRA

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.18.2014 | Home
Tami Shaikh

Don't you have families? Doesn't it bother you when you read about gun violence in schools and colleges?

Brother Wears Oregon School Shooting Victim's Soccer Jersey In Poignant Tribute At Graduation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.20.2014 | Home

Last Thursday, Joshua Mitchell was dressed in the same green cap and gown as the rest of his graduating high school class, save for one crucial additi...

The Tragic Results of Complacency, Wishing, Hoping & Praying Is More Dead Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Jon Hotchkiss

Anyone who tells you the words of the constitution are immutable... is a liar. Anyone who tells you that if the constitution gives an American a "right," there is absolutely nothing that the government can do to take it away, is also a liar.

I Never Thought A Tragedy Like This Could Happen In My Own Backyard

Anna Jane Bishop | Posted 08.11.2014 | Home
Anna Jane Bishop

It all felt so real, and so mind-numbing to think that as I was sitting there, about to take a final, a whole school was in lock down, thousands of students and faculty not knowing if they would make it home that night.

Making Sense of Senseless Violence

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 07.30.2014 | Home
Michele Nealon-Woods

While I haven't commented on every episode of violence, I do feel compelled to observe incidents that occur near or on school grounds and college campuses -- places that should be safe and fun as they help us develop the promise of our youth and those seeking to better their lives and those of others. Instead they've become all too often a setting of tragedy and a reminder of the fragility of life.

Bullied High Schoolers More Likely To Bring A Weapon To School

Posted 05.07.2014 | Home

By: By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer Published: 05/05/2014 11:49 AM EDT on LiveScience About 200,000 bullied high-school students in the Un...