Published Online: January 26, 2016
Published in Print: January 27, 2016, as School Safety

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"Reducing the Risks of Firearm Violence in High Schools: Principals' Perceptions and Practices"

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Principals feel "at a loss" for effective ways to deal with gun violence at school, according to a new study in the Journal of Community Health.

In a nationally representative study of 349 secondary school principals, 17 percent had had a firearm incident at school in the past five years. Fewer than half of principals reported training staff on ways to deal with gun violence. The leaders cited a lack of time and research on which practices are effective in reducing gun violence as the main barriers to training.

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