Principals feel “at a loss” for effective ways to deal with gun violence at school,.
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.
A version of this article appeared in the January 27, 2016 edition of Education Week as School Safety