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dc.contributor.advisorKiernan, Kathleen
dc.contributor.advisorRollins, John
dc.contributor.authorJones, Catherine Wilson
dc.dateMar-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T21:19:32Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T21:19:32Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48538
dc.description.abstractAlthough the idea of a school shooting strikes fear in the hearts of school administrators, school employees, and parents, there is no agreement on whether arming employees is a sound strategy to counter this threat. There is a wide gap in viewpoints between gun control advocates who want tighter gun control and constitutionalists who believe as strongly in the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Whether or not to implement a weapons policy is an issue every school superintendent or school authority may need to face sooner or later. This research does not seek to answer the question of whether school districts should arm their employees. Rather, it seeks to provide a framework for each educational agency to explore, contemplate, and determine its course of action based upon risk-management principles that take into account the values, goals, and capabilities of the community in which the policy would apply. Possible outcomes include the policy options of MoreGuns (allow teachers to be armed), BanGuns (no one is armed), or SomeGuns (trained security or law enforcement can be armed but not teachers). This research is intended to stand as a resource for stakeholders such as legislators, parents, and employees; to equip them to engage in the policy debate; and to empower their participation in making informed decisions about school-district weapons policy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/armedtolearnimin1094548538
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleArmed to learn: aiming at California K-12 school gun policyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorK-12 gun policyen_US
dc.subject.authoractive shooteren_US
dc.subject.authorschool resource officeren_US
dc.subject.authorconcealed weaponsen_US
dc.subject.authorschool gun policyen_US
dc.subject.authorCalifornia school gun policyen_US
dc.subject.authorCalifornia gun free school zone acten_US
dc.subject.authorschool violenceen_US
dc.description.serviceDirector, Risk Management Services, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Californiaen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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