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    Preventing School Violence: Program Proposal

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    10 pages in length. The scope of gratuitous violence, which has typically extended only as far as the mutinous fringe of society, has crossed over into a heretofore untouchable population and spawned a new and alarming perspective upon violent behavior. The extent to which schools are now faced with the dual task of preventing brutal attacks while at the same time addressing the issue of violence from its core is both grand and far-reaching; that children and adolescents are committing acts of unspeakable brutality upon their classmates and teachers speaks to a tremendous breakdown in social and cultural principles. If adults are doing such a poor job at precluding school violence, the only logical alternative is to employ those who are more like-minded to those committing the criminal acts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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    perspective upon violent behavior. The extent to which schools are now faced with the dual task of preventing brutal attacks while at the same time addressing the issue of  violence from its core is both grand and far-reaching; that children and adolescents are committing acts of unspeakable brutality upon their classmates and teachers speaks to a tremendous breakdown in  social and cultural principles. If adults are doing such a poor job at precluding school violence, the only logical alternative is to employ those who are more like-minded to  those committing the criminal acts. II. BACKGROUND The fairly recent phenomenon of school-aged kids killing their classmates and teachers for reflects a  troubling statement about how parents, authorities and school officials have lost control when it comes to fortifying young people with an ethical foundation. Out from all the bloodshed and  terror of such despicable crimes comes the most obvious of questions: Why are kids killing each other? More importantly, however, inasmuch as "premeditated mass shootings by students in suburban  and rural secondary schools have surprised and even terrified our country" (Twemlow et al, 2002, p. 475), what will it take to put an end to these violent episodes?  One of the most logical deductions is that of the new-fangled child rearing practices that have developed within the past few decades. Latchkey  kids, single- and no-parent families, emotionally absent parents, working parents - all these situations contribute to the lack of a childs moral and ethical education. If there is no  role model - no basis of right versus wrong - the child has no guidance as to what is acceptable social behavior. In an address at the close of 

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