Crisis teams are crucial in school emergencies
Just after the beginning of the year, a student brought a gun to his Omaha, Neb., high school and fatally shot an assistant principal. A month later, a quarrel erupted on the of Middle Tennessee State University and a student allegedly shot and wounded a former student.
One doesn’t have to search very far to find incidents of life-threatening violence at schools and throughout the nation—let alone tragedies away from campuses such as a gunman’s January attack outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store that left six dead and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords seriously wounded.
These shootings are the latest to serve as reminders to education administrators that campuses are not immune from deadly violence and that schools and need to have comprehensive plans and teams in place to identify and prevent potential trouble and minimize the harm when attacks do occur.
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