Murder in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Prevention
School violence can happen anywhere, in big cities and small towns. The perpetrators range from social misfits to seemingly nice, well-adjusted kids. But we aren’t helpless to prevent school violence. The author has 30-plus years of security experience. Along with listing many advance warning signs, he details what can be done by both schools and parents to help remedy this pressing problem. More
School violence can happen anywhere and at any time, in big schools and small ones, in big cities and small towns. The perpetrators can range from social misfits to seemingly nice, well-adjusted kids. But that doesn’t mean that we’re helpless to prevent, or at least minimize, school violence.
In this book, Robert D. Sollars, a security professional, describes the early signs of violence teachers and school administrators must look for. He discusses the need for changes to school buildings—from building layout to the type of door each classroom should have. He doesn’t limit himself to what schools should do; he also talks about what parents must do at home.
As he says in the Introduction, "These ideas will work for any size school or district. You have to tweak them for your own use, but they will work. I certainly believe that the lives of our children, the future of this country, are much more important than any ideological political arguments, left or right."
About Robert D. Sollars
Robert D. Sollars has more than three decades of experience in the security field. He has held various management positions at both national and regional security companies. He is also a prolific writer, having published more than 75 articles, and has appeared on radio and television. He has appeared in the media as an expert more than 150 times, including stints on two radio shows.
He has been involved with school violence since learning of an incident south of his hometown in 1988, in Mid–Buchanan School District in Faucett, Missouri. He began studying, researching, and writing about workplace violence in 1991, and is considered an expert in both areas.
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