This 5 page paper provides a sample memorandum to a school board from a school psychologist requesting permission to conduct a study into school violence. Ten sources are recommended in the context of the memorandum for further study.
a school psychologist requesting permission to conduct a study into school violence. Ten sources are recommended in the context of the memorandum for further study. SA148sch.rtf
TO: MIDDLE COUNTRY SCHOOL DISTRICTS BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM : JOHN SMITH, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST RE: HOW TO STOP SCHOOL VIOLENCE DATE: NOVEMBER 30, 2001
School violence has become a concern of late, particularly since the horrific Columbine incident. The Columbine massacre entailed the juvenile antics of
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who planned to kill most if not all of their high school classmates, then themselves. While many were rescued from the horrific school shooting, there
were 15 dead, including the perpetrators. Since Columbine, there has been a sense of innocence lost. Of course, Harris and Klebold were not the only ones to think of doing
away with classmates, but Columbine was a large and devastating blow in the war against school violence. There are many things the society
can do to protect children who currently attend school. One is of course adding security in the form of metal detectors, officers and so forth, and another is to study
the problem and try to find out how to correct it through prevention. Some things that might be studied are whether or not peer or parental influences matter.
Scope of the Problem The problem is
generally restricted to middle and high schools in America. However, the scope of the problem goes to the sociological, psychological and cultural aspects of life in school. In the incidents