School Security Considerations after Newtown
8 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2013 Last revised: 21 Sep 2015
Date Written: February 11, 2013
On December 14, 2012, and in the weeks thereafter, our country mourned the deaths of twenty children and six educators who were brutally shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Since the horrific massacre, parents, educators, and lawmakers have understandably turned their attention to implementing stronger security measures in schools. This essay provides important points for policymakers and school officials to consider before embarking on a new phase of school security upgrades.
Keywords: school security, Fourth Amendment, education law, school law, student searches
JEL Classification: I20, I21, I28, K14, K19
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