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Books, Blackboards, and Bullets: School Shootings and by Marcel Lebrun

By Marcel Lebrun

The unhappy truth is that many youths and youngsters don't feel secure both in school or at domestic. in recent times, there were raises in bullying, instructor attack, and student-to-student actual altercations. approximately each college baby has witnessed violence in class firsthand. the quest for solutions as to why teenagers use violence has to be an ongoing dialog that demanding situations the myths and perceptions round the factor of faculty and private violence. meant for educators and oldsters, Books, Blackboards, and Bullets specializes in key concerns for id of college shooters and shootings. whereas explaining elements that elevate the likeliness of pupil violence, Marcel Lebrun introduces many alternative views which may be potent in operating with afflicted populations in our faculties. He presents many suggestions for facing tricky or violent youths, empowering educators to behave to avoid university shootings. The e-book additionally offers checklists and review instruments for comparing attainable risks in addition to an inventory of assets that educators can use of their day-by-day work.

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13. Change the classroom layout or rearrange seating to eliminate blind spots. 14. Teachers need to circulate frequently. 15. Put up antibullying posters in the hallways and stairways. 16. Create personal spaces for students. Action Steps for Children Classroom discussions may help students develop a variety of appropriate actions that they can take when bullying crosses their path. 1. Seek immediate help from adults. 2. Report bullying/victimization to school personnel. 3. Speak up and/or support the victim when they see her being bullied.

Have a mentor for the child so that he can speak openly to that person. 40 / Chapter 4 14. Teach assertiveness skills. 15. Teach the child to maintain his composure, stand firm, and continue to behave appropriately even when provoked. 16. Teach the child to respond to taunts and teasing with bland responses. 17. Teach the child to leave the situation if starting to get angry or fearful. 18. Teach the child how to say no loudly. 19. Teach the child how to posture assertiveness and confidence through role-playing.

At times very little is known about the possible shooter or offender, so gathering any type of information is paramount to action. Below are several checklists that were developed by the author to help school staff look more closely at the students who are demonstrating troubling behaviors. These checklists were developed using the information from the FBI Threat Assessment Report. One response to the pressure for action around school shootings may be an effort to identify the next shooter by developing a “profile” of the typical school shooter.

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