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School Violence
In the past several years, there have been many instances of violent acts
(including murder) occurring throughout the United States. Littleton, Colorado;
Springfield, Oregon; Edinboro, Pennsylvania; and West Paducah, Kentucky are
just a few of the small towns that have been hit by such a tragic event. Due to
the fact that all of these are small towns, students, parents, and communities
alike are realizing that no town is really safe . . . an outbreak of school violence
can happen anywhere. Were any of these children showing any warning signs?
Are there any factors that parents and teachers could consider when dealing with
a “problem child”? What measures should communities take in order to prevent
a shooting from happening in the future? In the wake of an increased awareness
in school violence, it is essential to determine some factors that can contribute to
violent behavior, why school violence occurs, and also violence prevention
tactics in order to prevent future occurrences of violence from happening in

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