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School violence is classified as a subset of youth violence. Further classification identifies youth violence as violence that captures persons of the age between 10 and 24 (Benbenishty & Astor, 2005). This form of violence occurs in; schools, on the way to or from school, by extension during school sponsored events and on the way to and from the school sponsored events. Indeed, this form of violence attracts the attention of the public eye given the age of the propagators of this violence and further given the fact that schools are public institutions which attract public scrutiny. However, the problem is real and is on the increase evidenced by the different forms of its appearance (i.e. cyber bullying, gang violence, shootings and bullying). Using the United States as an example, a significant increase in school violence has been realized. Extensive surveys reveal that weapon related violence tops the list followed by bullying. If the all of the reports on school violence in the United States is to serve as an indicator, then the problem is significant and calls for attention. That is why I chose this topic to be the focal point of this research project. I intend to analyze this topic and explore potential outcomes that are designed to help mitigate this pandemic. By reviewing current studies, articles and academic sites as well as government sites to review/acquire facts and figures that will support my research.
In the case study Aggressive Behavior it identifies that over 40 students lost their lives from 1996 to the wake of the new millennium to shootings in schools with a significant number suffering from weapon related injuries on school grounds (Leary, Kowalski, Smith & Phillips, 2003). Although a reduc...

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... School violence in context: Culture, neighborhood, family, school, and gender. London: Oxford University Press.
Leary, M. R., Kowalski, R. M., Smith, L., & Phillips, S. (2003). Teasing, rejection, and violence: Case studies of the school shootings. Aggressive Behavior, 29(3), 202-214.
Mason, K. L. (2008). Cyber bullying: A preliminary assessment for school personnel. Psychology in the Schools, 45(4), 323-348.

References
Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2005). School violence in context: Culture, neighborhood, family, school, and gender. London: Oxford University Press.
Leary, M. R., Kowalski, R. M., Smith, L., & Phillips, S. (2003). Teasing, rejection, and violence: Case studies of the school shootings. Aggressive Behavior, 29(3), 202-214.
Mason, K. L. (2008). Cyber bullying: A preliminary assessment for school personnel. Psychology in the Schools, 45(4), 323-348
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