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School shootings: law enforcement and school district networking

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Authors
Topadzhikyan, Tigran
Subjects
School shootings
law enforcement
collaboration
communication
Sandy Hook
Beslan
Virginia Tech
Green Jr. High
Columbine
information sharing
planning
organizational culture
challenges
implementation
legal
school shootings
COMPSTAT
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Morag, Nadav
Miller, Patrick
Date of Issue
2013-12
Date
Dec-13
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Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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School shootings have happened in the past and will happen again. The history of school shootings prompts all stakeholders to look at ways to prevent them from happening, and if they do happen, to be resilient. Change is needed in the prevention of school shootings. The case studies of Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, E. O. Green Junior High, and Beslan school shootings reveal that the lack of information sharing and lack of communication were flaws; and the incidents might have been preventable. Prevention is a key element that both schools and law enforcement need to improve upon. In order to make strides in prevention, there needs to be advanced planning, continuous information sharing amongst stakeholders regarding those individuals that conduct themselves in ways that cause concern, a change in organizational culture with law enforcement and schools regarding sharing information, legal solutions, as well as resiliency if a shooting does occur. School shootings can never be completely preventable; however, it is feasible to have systems that prevent school shootings and increase the safety of the students and the community.
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