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DiLeo, Paul; Rowe, Michael; Bugella, Barbara; Siembab, Lauren; Siemianowski, James; Black, Jennifer; Rehmer, Patricia; Baker, Frank; Morris, Christa; Delphin-Rittmon, Miriam; Styron, Thomas – Journal of School Violence, 2018
This article reports on the role, activities, and lessons learned of a state mental health authority--the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services--in responding to the mental health needs of families and community members following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Following the introduction, we provide a brief…
Descriptors: State Programs, Mental Health Programs, Violence, State Government
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Journal of School Violence, 2013
In response to the killing of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 17, 2012, this position statement argues that research supports a thoughtful approach to safer schools, guided by four key elements--balance, communication, connectedness, and support--along with strengthened attention to mental health needs in the…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Weapons, Mental Health
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Fast, Jonathan; Fanelli, Rossella – Journal of School Violence, 2003
This article presents a case study of a single incident involving a high school student who brought a "tennis ball" bomb to school. Although the district had recently created a safety plan, with a specific protocol for the discovery of a bomb in the building, the principal and the crises team ignored it. The principal did not refer to…
Descriptors: Weapons, School Safety, Crisis Management, School Personnel