Resources on School Violence
The following information was obtained from the FBI Website on Resources on School Violence. It has been re-posted for our readers convenience and the link above will take you to the site.
The Federal Beaureau of Investigation has compiled the following list of resources on school violence, which are available on or through public websites.
- In April 2010, the FBI joined with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service in releasing a report entitled, Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education. The report offers preliminary findings from a review of 272 incidents of violence that affected institutions of higher education in the U.S. from 1900 through 2008.
On June 13, 2007, a joint report on the shootings at Virginia Tech prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Justice was presented to the President. The report does not investigate the incident, but responds to broader issues raised by the tragedy and
- includes recommended steps the federal government can take to support local and state communities in helping to prevent future school violence. Read the report.
- On November 1, 2007, the FBI issued Crime in Schools and Colleges: A Study of Offenders and Arrestees Reported via National Incident-Based Reporting System Data, which details crime statistics at schools, colleges, and universities from 2000-2004.
- The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective (pdf). This monograph was developed by the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, based on 25 years of experience in threat assessment and on an in-depth review of 18 school shooting cases.
- A Synopsis of Crime in Schools and Colleges was prepared by our Criminal Justice Information Services Division based on data reported to our Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
The Campus Specific Threat Assessment Instrument was produced as a result of a partnership between the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the IACLEA. The instrument is available at www.iaclea.org. Non-members are required to submit a request on agency letterhead to receive a copy. IACLEA also maintains a listserv providing for the real time exchange of information vital to improving the preparedness of campus public safety agencies, e.g., incident action plans for active shooter situations.
- The FBI also works closely with the College and University Police Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). For more information, visit the Prevention and Response to School Violence resources webpage on the IACP website.
- Emergency Planning, U.S. Department of Education
- Code Blue, Code Red: Emergency & Crisis Preparedness for Middle and High Schools, a 30-minute training video entitled that is applicable to most educational institutions.
- U.S. Secret Service Safe School Initiative
- School Shootings Report, Holology
- School-Related Deaths, School Shootings, & School Violence Incidents, National School Safety and Security Services
- Life Saving Lessons: What Schools learned since Columbine about keeping Students Safe, American School Board Journal
- Preventing and Responding to Campus Violence Program, California State University-Fullerton
It all comes back to what is in the heart of each of our young people.
Just as Janet Ellison says there is no gene for prejudice, or bigotry or racism. I would add there is no gene that says people are destined to fail.
Each person is a free moral agent given the right to choose. Once we can instill that knowledge into our students and help them fully understand each choice has positive or negative consequences then we can began to put a reduction in school violence.
Remember to speak with each of your children about the importance of developing and maintaining GOOD Character and encourage each of them to Be the BEST You.
Ste Brown MS, CEO