The H.E.R.O. Report

The H.E.R.O. Report is a monthly newsletter that summarizes critical incidents, safety ideas, and issues pertaining to child safety.  The information provided is not intended to sensationalize school violence but rather is intended to analyze trends and stimulate thought.

H.E.R.O. Report – January 2019

Federal School Safety Commission Releases Final Report Story Details On December 18th, the Federal Commission on School Safety released its final report. The commission was created in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to research and...

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H.E.R.O. Report – December 2018

"We Are the Generation of School Shooters"Story DetailsDuring a recent pilot study at a Southern California high school, our team heard the following quote from a sophomore student during a focus group: “We are the generation of school shooters.” When we...

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H.E.R.O. Report – November 2018

Bullying a Probable Cause of the 35th U.S. School Shooting Death in 2018Story DetailsAccording to Education Week, a student shot to death at Butler High School in North Carolina represented the 35th school shooting death in the United States since the...

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H.E.R.O. Report – October 2018

High School Cafeteria Worker Arrested for Threatening Shooting Story Details On September 4th, police in Connecticut arrested a 69-year-old high school cafeteria worker after the man was overheard threatening to attack the school with a rifle. The suspect...

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H.E.R.O. Report – September 2018

Report Indicates Parkland Shooter was Denied Services Story Details Earlier this month, a Florida judge ordered the release of a report about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter. This report, which was prepared by an independent consultant on...

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H.E.R.O. Report – August 2018

1 In 3 Parents Fear Sending Kids to School Story Details In a poll released on July 17th, PDK International reported a third of parents surveyed feared for their children’s safety at school. This statistic has tripled – from 12% to 34% - since the last similar poll...

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