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dc.contributor.advisorDahl, Erik J.
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Dylan F.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T22:35:50Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T22:35:50Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/59696
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSchool shootings have significantly impacted many aspects of our lives across the United States. They first became a recognized problem in American society in the 1960s and have since continued to increase in frequency and severity. Casualty numbers from school shootings have steadily increased since 1990, and even though such shootings are rarer than homicide, mass murder, and off-campus violence, they have a great impact on a community. Normally, techniques and tactics used by school administrations and law enforcement change over time to adapt to growing threats. Cases such as the University of Texas shooting in 1966 and Columbine High School in 1999, for example, led to changes in law enforcement tactics. While UT Austin and Columbine are landmark examples, from 2000 to 2015, there have been 45 school shootings. Attacks in Sandy Hook Elementary School and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have focused demands for change, and school and law enforcement procedures have not yet adapted to the rising threat. This thesis examines how educators, first responders, and law enforcement should respond to school shooters today using threat-assessment processes and facility security upgrades.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theschoolshooter1094559696
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleTHE SCHOOL SHOOTER: A RAPIDLY GROWING PROBLEM FOR HOMELAND SECURITYen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSimeral, Robert L.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorschool shootingsen_US
dc.subject.authortargeted school violenceen_US
dc.subject.authorthreat assessmenten_US
dc.subject.authormass shootingsen_US
dc.subject.authoractive shooteren_US
dc.subject.authorlaw enforcementen_US
dc.subject.authorschool resource officeren_US
dc.subject.authorhomeland securityen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_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.identifier.thesisid30219


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