Active Shooter Essay
The intention of this paper is to look at and present some issues and strategies that members of a school community think about when trying to create safer schools. Particularly when addressing an active shooter in a school setting. A major issue to consider when trying to keep all schools safe, is the simple fact that no two schools are the same. Understanding this can lead us to the conclusion that it is impossible to have one global plan or program that can be 100% effective in all schools. “Violence prevention programs work best when they incorporate multiple strategies and address the full range of possible acts of violence in schools. For any set of policies to work, it must be established and …show more content…
The start of the twenty-first century saw the increasing issue of school shootings. These shootings are not just limited to the United States, school shootings “have occurred in at least 23 different countries distributed on all continents, making them a global phenomenon.” (Heitmeyer, 2013.) The worst shootings have received massive media attention and have greatly increased fear and doubt about school safety.
School Security and Prevention of Violence
One major issue to