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► A St. Louis student, 14, was stabbed at school.

► An Atlanta student 12 was shot at school by a friend showing off a stolen gun.

► A 5-year-old and two 7-year-old were suspended from school in Rockville, Maryland for bringing knives to school.

► Two Denver, Colorado high school students detonated a pipe bomb outside their school. 2

► A Maryland teacher caught a student with a pistol inside a school restroom. The student shot the teacher.

► A Massachusetts high school student was knifed and clubbed to death during a government class.

► An Atlanta student opened fire in a crowded cafeteria, killing one student and wounding another. (Violence in the School House: A 10-year Update, 1997, p. 1)

These scenarios taken from "Violence in the School House: A I 0-year Update" clearly indicates that violence in the United States is a serious issue for administrators, teachers, parents, and the community. According to the Department of Justice, nearly 3 million thefts and violent crimes occur on or near school campuses every year. This equates to almost 16,000 incidents per school day or one every six seconds (1.9 millions of these incidents are considered violent crimes--rape, robbery, and assault).

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Elementary Education

First Advisor

Marcus Yoder

Second Advisor

Loretta Kuse


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