School Violence: Deadly Lessons

School Violence: Deadly Lessons

by Francha Roffe Menhard, Francha Roffe Menhard
     
 

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Gr 6 Up-Using events at Columbine High School as her introductory focus, Menhard describes the problem and the role that the media and the availability of weapons and drugs have in it. Providing statistics about the frequency of incidents, the author gives an accounting of the human as well as the financial cost of school violence. She indicates that bullying is probably the most prevalent form and offers concrete advice on how to deal with it. The text also covers hate crimes, fights, sexual violence, harassment, bomb threats, and the use of weapons on campus. Menhard urges students to become involved in programs that have been known to work effectively such as crime stoppers, teen court, and peer mediation. A list of such programs and the pertinent data necessary for readers to make contact is included, as is a list of agencies that can provide help for teens. Captioned black-and-white photographs appear throughout. This title is similar in scope to Gus Gedatus's Violence at School (Capstone, 2000). Students who require more comprehensive information on the subject can refer to Bryan J. Grapes's School Violence (Greenhaven, 2000).-Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766013582
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Teen Issues Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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