Unrecognized Warning Signs

Van Dorn, Richard
November 2002
Education Week;11/13/2002, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p41
Focuses on school violence and the role of hate words in setting off a chain of events. Factors that contribute to an environment that can lead to violence; Reference to data from the School Crime Supplement, a survey in the United States; Discussion of research on the association of verbal attacks to subsequent school violence; Solutions to decrease the use of hate language; Opinion that there is a need to balance First Amendment rights with the prohibition of offensive student behavior.


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