School Shootings

School Shootings

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by Joseph A Lieberman
     
 

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When You Send Your Children To School In The Morning,
Do You Worry That You May Never See Them Again?


In this insightful look at the danger that threatens students and families today, investigative journalist and longtime educator Joseph A. Lieberman takes us inside the minds and hearts of everyone affected by school shootings--and the kids…  See more details below

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When You Send Your Children To School In The Morning,
Do You Worry That You May Never See Them Again?


In this insightful look at the danger that threatens students and families today, investigative journalist and longtime educator Joseph A. Lieberman takes us inside the minds and hearts of everyone affected by school shootings--and the kids who commit the shocking crimes.

Lieberman became intimately acquainted with this terrifying epidemic during an unforgettable, heartbreaking encounter with a traumatized survivor of a notorious school shooting. The issue became even more personal when his daughter's schoolgrounds were invaded by an angry fifteen-year-old dropout with two loaded stolen handguns and extra ammunition. After years of intensive research, Lieberman shares his findings, shedding dramatic new light on school shootings--from Columbine to Virginia Tech and more--and offers practical strategies for how we can respond to and even prevent them.

School Shootings offers new understanding on:



   • How many of the shooters were depressed or suicidal, or had psychotic symptoms


   • Why it is almost always boys, rarely girls, who commit these killings


   • Why so many school shootings have taken place in our current cultural climate


   • How American incidents are similar to--and differ from--what's happening in other countries


Whether you're an educator, a parent, a counselor, or in law enforcement, School Shootings is timely, compelling, and indispensable.

"This book has been a real hit on campus. The students are drawn in immediately, and can hardly put the book down. It's a great book for a College Reading course, and for getting students interested in reading again! I've used it two semesters, and look forward to using the updated version this Fall." -- Vicki M. Pettus, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Language, Literature, and Philosophy, Kentucky State University

"Heartbreaking and eye-opening." --Nancy Stap, radio host, Air America

"Riveting!" --Madalyn Tower, Oregon School Counselors Association

"This is the book that finally connects the dots and could help prevent the next school shooting." --Nancy Willard, author of Cyberbullying, Cyberthreats

"Thoughtful and refreshingly frank, this book will no doubt save lives." --Jodee Blanco, author of Please Stop Laughing at Me

With 16 pages of dramatic photos

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806535692
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
850 KB

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School Shootings: What Every Parent and Educator Needs to Know to Protect Our Children 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In School Shootings Joseph Lieberman uses his well developed interviwing and research skills to present a look at the complex picture of what is involved in school shootings. School Shootings is an important book to read because it tells the story of why our schools are no longer safe havens where children can feel secure and protected while they learn. We need to understand the complexity of the situation before we can take steps develop a safe environment for our children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What our children are doing in high schools and middle schools today predicts what they will be doing as adults in our communities and our workplaces in the years to come. In the 1990s, there was a spike in the number of school shootings. From around 2000, there has been an increase in the number of college shooting incidents as that generation has grown older simultaneously, workplace shootings have shown no tendency to subside. In this violent new era, it has never been more important to understand the roots of such destructiveness. If our civilization is going to survive we must study and master the violence that overtakes some of our children, and more broadly, the violence within society itself. And that is exactly what this book is all about. Joe Lieberman (the journalist & educator, not the senator, as some people may think) used his unique perspective to comprehend how and why American values and principles altered during his long years as an expatriate, and offers unconventional insights as a teacher and journalist with an international viewpoint ¿ if anyone is willing to listen. And we must listen. Our future and our survival depend upon it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something like this most happened but the person was dumb enough to tell their friend, who told the cops
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strokes it and kiases. Gtg bbl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This remindes me of sandy hook elementry that happened on December, 14th 2012. Another sad tragity that people will never get over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good storie read it you will love it