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Friday, August 10, 2018

It's not our problem. It hasn't happened here.

Virtually all school shootings occur at schools that had never before had a school shooting.

Some educators think that school violence is someone else's problem. That it happens at violent schools, not at schools like ours.

Sorry, that's not true. School shootings happen at schools that haven't previously had school shootings. It is true that after a school shooting, the incidence of students coming to school with weapons sometimes increases. But when shootings actually take place, it's in schools that haven't had a shooting before.

A lot can be done to prevent school shootings but pretending that "that couldn't happen here" is not one of the effective strategies.

 

Edclick's School Safety Manager helps identify kids in distress and provide support.

Posted at 12:00 AM Keywords: School Safety Manager , prevention , school violence 0 Comments

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