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The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States

A publication of the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education, this report is an expansion of the earlier Interim Report on the Prevention of Targeted Violence in Schools, released in October 2000. After the 1999 shooting incident at Columbine High School, the two agencies began the safe school initiative to examine the "thinking, planning and other pre-attack behaviors engaged in by attackers who carried out school shootings." The agencies hope to prevent future school attacks by helping educators and administrators identify and obtain crucial information before an attack occurs. In short, this fifty-page report details how the two agencies conducted the study of school-based attacks and what they discovered. It contains five chapters and includes findings such as characterizing the attacker, along with conceptualizing, signaling, advancing, and resolving the attack.
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June 21st, 2002
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:37pm
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:37pm
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