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A Case Study of a Prevented School Rampage Attack and Considerations for Directed Assault Prevention


Though there is little information available on prevented targeted violence at schools, the 2013 dissertation, Case Study of a Prevented School Rampage Attack at a Rural-Suburban High School, may assist in informing school leaders about rampage attacks. The dissertation, authored by Dr. Nicholas Morell, the dean of students at a public high school in Pennsylvania and a school safety researcher, describes a prevented school rampage attack at a rural-suburban high school and provides conclusions and recommendations that school officials can consider when reviewing individual school safety plans. Dr. Morell identifies best practices for preventing attacks in the article "13 Ways You Can Prevent a School Rampage" recently published by Campus Safety Magazine. Campus public safety officials may also benefit from reviewing Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education, an assessment of 272 incidents of violence that affected institutes of higher education (IHEs) in the United States between 1909 and 2008. Jointly produced by the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the report offers perspectives on key aspects of directed assaults at IHEs and provides a preliminary look at the scope of the issue. Please visit the NCCPS website for a summary of information from these resources.

Walk & Roll - Pedestrian and Bike Safety Around Campuses  


Now that many institutions of higher education are back in session for the fall semester, streets and sidewalks have become crowded with bustling pedestrian traffic. Whether you are walking, riding, or driving, it is important to maintain situational awareness and remember that safety is always a shared responsibility.


Promoting pedestrian and bike safety on and around your campus is essential to maintaining a safe place for your community members to walk, ride and drive. Please visit our website for information, tips and resources on pedestrian and bike safety.
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.