Extremely young school shooters are not believed to be capable of forming criminal intent.
Calls for tougher laws against assaults on teachers have been thwarted by efforts to keep kids in school.
Three years observing in a public school has given one scholar a close-up look at the sweeping challenges in public education.
Surveillance cameras, metal detectors, door-locking systems and armed guards have not prevented school shootings. A school safety scholar examines other possible approaches.
School violence prevention requires professionals – counselors, psychologists and social workers – who know how to create an emotionally safe environment. Those staffers are in very short supply.
Waiting for kids to show signs of distress has little value, says a researcher who is pushing schools to take a more proactive approach toward student mental health.
Schoolteachers routinely report feeling ill-prepared to guide their students through difficult conversations about high-profile violent events.
Risk assessments and rigid gun laws are among the tools that can help prevent school massacres, a specialist in youth aggression says.
Putting guns in the hands of schoolteachers is a popular idea among gun-owners and conservatives, but research suggests it may pose more problems than it solves.
When young people plan a mass shooting, especially at a school, they typically reveal their plans in advance. Two scholars weigh in on whether the warning signs are being heeded in the right way.
School shootings are typically preceded by a series of warning signs. Are educators, police and policymakers paying enough attention?
Teachers say school districts have left them in the lurch in the wake of attacks by students. Some admit they resort to violence themselves to send a message to students who might want to test them.
At the heart of the issue for school children, parents, caregivers and teachers is to confront from a very young age the question of sex, sexuality and gender.
The school playground is not just a place to have fun. It’s an important space to claim power and this is often done through violence.
Newly-released body camera footage shows an Orlando police officer taking a 6-year-old girl away in handcuffs. A school safety expert explains the potential pitfalls of police in primary schools.
Providing teachers with training in crisis intervention is one short-term strategy to help them meet the increasingly complex needs of students.
About one-third of America’s primary schools have a school police officer on hand. Do these officers make schools safer, or are they turning primary schools into mini police precincts?
Nearly 1 million teachers in France – 4% of the employed population – work with students on a daily basis, in the public or private sector. How do they feel?
Trauma results in 41 million emergency department visits a year and hundreds of thousands of deaths. May is National Trauma Awareness month, and two experts explain why it’s time to pay attention.
The 1999 Columbine high school shooting spawned a generation of school shooters who tried to copy it, research shows.