School Security: Finding The Right Balance
A recent stabbing incident, which injured more than twenty-students at a Pennsylvania school, has once again reminded us that violence can occur in any district and in any form. And schools in New Hampshire are taking note, continually adjusting their safety plans. We’re finding out how this discussion continues to evolve.
- Ellen Cohn – psychology professor and coordinator of the Justice Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire.
- Kevin Hamilton – retired state trooper and head of the Campton School Board’s Safety Committee.
- Debra Livingston – superintendent of the Manchester School District and former superintendent of the Walpole district, where a student shot himself at school in 2012.
- CDC statistics on school violence, 1992-2010: doesn't show a significant trend
- Slate put together a chart of school shootings since 1980: shows more big spikes over time
- FBI data on active shooter events
The 24hr media cycle plays an outsized role in the impression of increasing school violence - @UofNH's Prof Cohn. http://t.co/j0AZ0TFPyK— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) April 16, 2014
Emailer: kids may be safer in than out of school, but they aren't they still less safe than they used to be? http://t.co/j0AZ0TFPyK— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) April 16, 2014
Students who become violent often showed at-risk behavior: acting out, aggressive - K Hamilton, Sch Brd Safety Comm. http://t.co/j0AZ0TFPyK— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) April 16, 2014