After Columbine: Why School Shootings Still Happen Written ..
HEADLEE: Claudio, what direction is the country moving now? I mean, we had a whole spate of zero-tolerance policies establish after Columbine. But now, 15 years later, what else has become the prevailing strategy for dealing with school violence?
Crepeau-Hobson, M.F., Filaccio, M., & Gottfried, L. (2005). Violence prevention after Columbine: A survey of high school mental health professionals. Children and Schools, 27, 157-165.
A Survivor's Story: 10 Years After Columbine
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I came to Columbine following a July 1999 FBI conference on the phenomenon of school shootings. Detectives, criminologists, psychiatrists, attorneys, principals and teachers, including several from Columbine, gathered in a quest to understand the current wave of American school killings. I met with Columbine community leaders, and the relationship I formed with them led to many visits and conversations. My closest contacts have been with the administrative team responsible for day-to-day operations. But I have also spoken with guidance counselors who described difficult cases and journalists who revealed their own anguish after covering Columbine. Most encouraged me to write about their process of recovery.
After Columbine there was a general sense that something had to be done. That kids getting killed at school was a thing we weren't going to be okay with. "Never again," as they say.