Dewey Cornell spoke to reporters about the recent school shooting in Ohio. Cornell often quoted on bullying and school violence, is a clinical psychologist, professor of education and associate director with Youth-Nex. “We have developed and validated guidelines for schools to use a threat assessment approach to prevent violence. These guidelines help schools to identify students who pose a threat of violence and take appropriate action to resolve problems like peer conflict and bullying before the escalate into violence. Real prevention requires the identification of problems before the student brings a gun to school.”
The story, February has brought spate of school shootings, appeared February 27, 2012 for Scripps News:
This month alone, at least four shootings of students have occurred in schools across the country, including Monday’s deadly attack outside Cleveland, Ohio. Experts say the spate of shootings may be coincidental and not indicative of a troubling trend. They note that, overall, crime and violence in America’s schools have been declining in recent years. And murders are particularly uncommon. Homicide in a school setting “is a rare event,” said Jennifer Truman, a Bureau of Justice Statistics statistician and co-author of a new federal report on school violence.
The second article, Alleged Ohio school shooter: ‘Die, all of you’, mentions Cornell’s 1999 testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the psychological state of those who commit shooting crimes in schools.