All students have the right to learn in a safe school environment. The good news is school violence can be prevented. Many factors contribute to school violence. Preventing school violence requires addressing the factors that put people at risk for or protect them from violence. Research shows that prevention efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and even students can reduce violence and improve the school environment.
It is evident that local law enforcement agencies consistently work with schools on a number of concerns, it is vital that they deliberate and collaborate with school administrators, faculty, students, and family unswervingly on concerns in relation to school violence. Law enforcement agencies have a unique understanding and proficiency in handling with said problems and with preparation to help evade targeted attacks and other forms of school violence.
Resources for the Community:
Preparing preventing and Responding A School Threat Prevention - resource guide
Violence Prevention in Schools — FBI
Active Shooter Resources — FBI
Quick Reference Guide: A Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the U.S. Between 2000 and 2013 — FBI