| The FBI released a two-year detailed study of school shootings—with some tips on what to look for in the school rules and what type of student to be aware of. Of course millions of kids act in the identified ways that seem suspicious, and only a few decide to go on a mass shooting, but it’s a start.|
| But it wasn’t just the kids the FBI profiled—it was the school attitude too: |
Authorities say that “zero tolerance” policies, under which schools expel or impose strict penalties on misbehaving students, often make matters worse for those with a potential for violent behavior….
“It is especially important that a school not deal with threats by simply kicking the problem out the door,” the report says in reference to the widely used zero-tolerance policies. “Disciplinary action alone may actually exacerbate the danger.”
--USA Today, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, page 7A
“FBI: Schools need to assess violence risks”
| A more recent federal study of 253 school-related violent deaths has shed a lot more light on the subject. The Detroit Free Press, Wednesday, December 5, 2001, ran a story ran called:|