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Expert on School Violence Available for Interviews

Chester Quarles, professor of criminal justice and former CEO of his own full-service private security firm who has studied and written extensively on school violence, is available for interviews.

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Terrorism Worries Increase Support to Regulate Firearms

Concern over terrorism has further increased Americans' support for firearm regulation according to a report from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. When asked if gun control laws should be stricter in the wake of the 9.11 attacks, 76.5 percent of Americans surveyed said yes.

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Expert Applauds Effort To Teach Children To Combat School Shooters

A program encouraging students to confront and counterattack a violent intruder in their school is earning applause from an expert at Kansas State University.

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Expert: Schools Should be More Proactive to Prevent School Violence

The school shootings that have occurred in recent weeks are evidence that not enough has been done by administrators and teachers since Columbine to prevent such tragedies, says a Purdue University expert in school and workplace violence.

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A Silver Lining in a Very Dark Moral Cloud

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"It is all too easy when we are angry, hurt, or grieving to dehumanize others in an attempt to reconcile our craving for retribution with our desire for justice," said Gettysburg College philosophy professor Steven Gimbel. "But with the Amish families, we saw both terrible suffering and an authentic understanding that there were others in pain as well."

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Clinic Offers Expert on School Shootings

Dr. Stuart Twemlow MD, a psychiatrist at The Menninger Clinic in Houston and an international expert on school and community violence, is available to comment on the recent shoot shootings. He has advised the FBI on threat assessment and school violence. He also has consulted with several cities on workplace climate, school climate and threat assessment.

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National Expert on School Violence Available

Former director of the National Emergency Assistance team and a well-known expert on school violence is available for comment on recent school shootings.

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University of Virginia Experts on School Violence

University of Virginia professors Dewey Cornell and Peter Sheras, both clinical psychologists in the Curry School of Education and experts on violence and school safety, can help to put into perspective recent violent events in schools across the country and reactions to them.

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Experts Available to Discuss Recent Spate of U.S. School Shootings

Three school shootings across the country in less than a week have put parents on edge and officials on alert as America again grapples with classroom tragedies. West Virginia University has two experts available who can discuss the situation, from public safety aspects to the psychology of those who wield guns in anger.

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Experts Available on Bereavement and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Regarding School Shootings

Teachers College, Columbia University, offers two experts whose work includes the study of bereavement in parents who lose children to a traumatic death, resilience of people who have experienced life trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder in children.

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Experts Available to Comment on School Shootings

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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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School Violence Prevention Experts Available for Comment

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

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

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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Book Provides Lesson Plans Focusing on Bullying

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

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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How Schools Can Safely Deal with Student Threats of Violence

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

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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Experts Available to Respond to Questions on School Violence

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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School Violence: Not if but When, Says Education Expert

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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