Overview of School Rampage Shootings

Deb Huntley


According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the low probability of violent crime makes schools fairly safe places for children. However, violence does occur in educational settings and often the vulnerability of this population causes such crimes to capture the nation’s attention. This article will examine school rampage shootings, also referred to as school mass shootings. The role schools play in violent behavior, both as potential risk factors and as preventative forces will be examined. In addition, the characteristics of those who engage in such violence will also be addressed.

Keywords: School mass shootings, school rampage shootings, school violence, youth violence




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