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Article ID: 523954

Experts Available to Comment on School Shootings

Vanderbilt University

Two experts on school violence and aggression are available to offer commentary on school shootings in Lancaster County, Pa., Wisconsin and Colorado and the school lockdowns in response to a gunman at two Las Vegas schools.

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2-Oct-2006 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 523952

School Violence Prevention Experts Available for Comment

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon College of Education Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior is a nationally consulted center dealing with prevention of violence. Jeff Sprague and Tom Dishion have consulted with school districts in the United States and internationally.Sprague is also an expert on constructing safe school buildings.

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2-Oct-2006 4:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 523823

Reforms to Licensed Gun Dealer Sales Practices Reduce Supply of New Guns to Criminals

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Reforms to the sales practices of a licensed gun store"”which prior to May 1999, sold more than half of the guns recovered from criminals in Milwaukee"”resulted in a 44 percent decrease in the flow of new guns to criminals in the city, according to a new study from researchers with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Gun Policy and Research.

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27-Sep-2006 12:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 522846

School Violence-Prevention Programs Improve Behavior of At-Risk Students

Health Behavior News Service

School-based programs can curb aggressive behaviors in students, according to a new systematic review. Moreover, troubled youth can be helped throughout their student years. "The improvements can be achieved in both primary and secondary school age groups," says the report.

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17-Aug-2006 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 521968

Book Provides Lesson Plans Focusing on Bullying

University of North Texas

A University of North Texas associate professor of counseling has written a new book that provides lesson plans that school counselors and teachers can use to increase the self esteem of students who are bullied and help them work through their anger at being bullied.

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19-Jul-2006 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 519773

Seven Years After Columbine, States Continue To Push For Anti-Bullying Legislation

University of New Hampshire

Seven years after two teenage gunmen killed 13 people at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999, states across the country are continuing their efforts to stop and prevent bullying. The massacre ignited a national discussion on the devastating effects of bullying and how to prevent it.

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19-Apr-2006 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 513994

How Schools Can Safely Deal with Student Threats of Violence

University of Virginia

With the Red Lake High School shooting this past spring having left 12 wounded and 10 dead, including the student-shooter, school administrators across the nation may be starting a new school year concerned about the potential for students to threaten and carry out acts of violence.

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24-Aug-2005 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 511342

Stop Explaining 'Why' When Teens Kill; Instead Reach Out

Purdue University

The labels put on youths who commit violent crimes not only prevent society from understanding their behavior, but also act as a barrier to solving the problem, says a sociologist. We're trying to solve the problem by protecting them or punishing them without actually engaging with teen-agers because we are scared.

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26-Apr-2005 5:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 510662

Experts Available to Respond to Questions on School Violence

Columbia University, Teachers College

Teachers College, Columbia University experts are available to respond to questions regarding school violence, in light of the recent school shootings in Minnesota.

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24-Mar-2005 9:10 AM EST
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Article ID: 510648

School Violence: Not if but When, Says Education Expert

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University faculty member Rena Richtig says the recent shootings at a northern Minnesota Indian reservation are a warning to communities that despite security measures that have been instituted at schools across the country, it is not "if" but "when" that must be remembered.

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23-Mar-2005 1:40 PM EST
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