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Last Update: Monday, Jan. 27, 2003.

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Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)

ABC News Primetime: Andy Williams and the Santana Shootings
A story and video from the report on how the shooter is surviving in prison after the attacks at the San Diego-area high school.


COLUMBINE

Denver Post's Columbine Coverage
Links to the Post's Pulitzer-winning coverage of the school shootings.

Rocky Mountain News' Columbine Coverage
Links to the paper's coverage.

Daily Camera: Columbine Shootings

Poynter.org: Remembering Columbine
A deep collection of resources, analysis and links about the tragedy.

WashingtonPost.com's Columbine Shooting Directory

Columbine Discussion board


SANTANA

San Diego Union Tribune's Santana Shootings Coverage
Links to the coverage of the school shootings. Updated regularly.

ABC News Primetime: Andy Williams and the Santana Shootings
A story and video from the report on how the shooter is surviving in prison after the attacks at the San Diego-area high school.

SDinsider.com: School Shooting

Santana High School Page
Has some information on the shootings.


JONESBORO, ARK., SHOOTINGS

Time.com: Two Boys and Their Guns
Also explores juvenile punishment and behavior.

Detroit Free Press: Violence Often Has an Early Start

SHOOTING AT MLK HIGH IN NYC

Newsday Coverage
Early report on the shooting of the two people; school's in lockdown.

Manhattan High School District Office Index
Links to the school, district, board of education, etc.

AP: Timeline of Recent School Shootings
Dates and short bios on each.


STATISTICS AND STUDIES

Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates

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

Background on the Safe School Initiative Reports

Victims and the Media Program
From the Michigan State University's School of Journalism, this site "educates journalists of today and tomorrow about how to report on victims of violence and catastrophe with the dignity, compassion and sensitivity they deserve." It provides journalists information on trauma and the impact it can have on them. Includes a three-week online course for victim advocates and service providers on how to Build an Effective Media Strategy.

USC's J-Spot: Covering Murder at Your School
Tips and suggestions for high school papers

Center at Georgetown University for the Study of Violence: Violence News

Center for the Prevention of School Violence

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence: Violence in American Schools

College Drinking Study (April 2002)
A study by the federally supported Task Force on College Drinking estimated that drinking by college students contributes to 1,400 deaths, 500,000 injuries and 70,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape a year.

The Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study (April 2002)
Despite a decade of alcohol awareness education programs. on America's college campuses, little has changed in student alcohol use. In addition, there has been a 31 percent increase in the number of binge drinkers at all women's colleges from 1993 to 2001, according to the study.

U.S. Department of Education Campus Security Stats
A searchable database of crime at more than 6,000 colleges and universities. The database contains statistics for criminal offenses, hate offenses and arrests for the past three years.

U.S. Department of Education: Safe and Drug Free Schools Program

U.S. Departments of Energy and Justice: The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools

The National Center for Education Statistics
An annual report that presents data on violent deaths at schools, other types of violence and crime, nonfatal student and teacher victimization, drug use, and more.

NCES Indicators of School Crime and Safety (2001)
Comes as a .PDF file.

NCES: Violence and Discipline Problems in U.S. Public Schools: 1996-97

Security on Campus
A non-profit group fighting campus violence has articles, studies and other research on campus crime.

Chicago Sun-Times Series: Deadly Lessons

NCES: Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2001
From the National Center for Education Statistics, this report "presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals and the general population."

School Violence PAVN
A summary of trends and statistics on school safety and violence, sponsored by several government agencies.

UK: Success Unlimited Bullying Site
Several resources dealing with workplace bullying.

UK: Bullying Online
A UK journalist shares this site, which is based in England but deals with school bullying issues from all over the world. Many reference and tips for parents, administrators, kids, etc.

CNN's School Violence Statistics
Several helpful statistics tables.

National School Safety Center

School Violence Resources

CECP's Guide to Safe Schools

Secret Service School Threat Assessment Manual
This Federal site offers tips, resources and response drills for crisis management situations.

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Takes effect October 2002.


ANALYSIS

CJR: An Intimate Look at Covering Littleton

Using Children as Sources
A great article on a sensitive subject from CJR.

Guidelines for Interviewing Juveniles
Poynter faculty member Al Tompkins on dealing with kids.

NCES: Violence and Discipline Problems in U.S. Public Schools

Poynter's Journalism and Tragedy Package

Reacting to School Shooting in a Productive Way
Poynter faculty member Al Tompkins wrote this piece in 2000.

Response to the Columbine School Incident
From the University of Colorado's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.

CJR's Littleton: With the Columbine Kids

Salon Magazine's "Massacre in Suburban Denver"

"Pain Through the Lens"
Poynter's Bob Steele on covering school shootings as a photojournalist.

Google's School Shootings and Violence Directory
Dozens of links, most to Santana and Columbine, others to Jonesboro and Oregon.


COVERING/COPING WITH THE TRAUMA

Teacher Magazine: Making Schools Safer
Some interesting programs that schools are taking to make students safer.

Poynter.org: Words Sting
Kay James of Lee Enterprises newspapers offers advice on covering grief. A must-read for all journalists!

MTV: Fight for Your Rights
The site offers many resources on bullying and how to deal with it.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
From the National Institute of Mental Health.

Red Cross: Helping Children Cope

Mister Rogers' Tips


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