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Document Number: 7812

National Association of Attorneys General Task Force on School and Campus Safety - Most incidents of school and campus violence involve perpetrators identified as avengers responding to real or perceived injustice. These tend to be "insiders," students or school personnel who exhibited warning signs. Therefore, the task force advises that schools identify a person or team to field reports of disturbing behavior and assess them. Further, schools should implement and expand efforts to prevent bullying, including cyber bullying. Federal and state privacy laws should be clarified and, perhaps, changed to facilitate communication regarding worrisome behavior. Federal law preventing persons from purchasing firearms who are adjudicated as dangerous to themselves or others should be better enforced. Hotlines should be created to receive anonymous reports, emergency management plans created or upgraded with state funding contingent on them, and colleges should implement a redundant, multi-point communications system. (National Association of Attorneys General, 2008)...


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