Threat Assessment in School Violence

  • Connie Callahan

Every time a high profile act of violence occurs at school, attention turns to the prevention of school violence. School violence affected 37 communities across the United States between 1974 and June 2000. The Columbine incident that took place in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999, imprinted the most violent of school attacks on American minds when 14 students and a teacher lost their lives. According to the U.S. Department of Education & U.S. Department of Justice (1999), over 60 million students attend over 100,000 schools and most will not fall prey to serious violence in schools, but Americans would like to know if they could have known about any attack planning and if they could have done anything to prevent such school violence.


Mental Health Professional Warning Sign Emotional Intelligence Violence Prevention Early Warning Sign 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Connie Callahan
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  1. 1.Educational PsychologyEastern Kentucky UniversityKentuckyUSA

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