The Tragic Event in Murrysville, PA

“Children, parents and educators want, need and deserve a safe learning environment.”

 These are the opening lines to my new book, “Creating Safe Schools: A Guide to School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors and Parents”.  The events that occurred in Murrysville, PA, a small (20,219) suburb of Pittsburgh reminds us of the tragic events of Columbine, Colorado 15 years ago, this month.

Parents send their children to school with the expectation that the children will return home safely. The killings in Columbine and Sandy Hook have changed the realty that school violence can take place anywhere. It has spread across the oceans to Asia, Europe and South America.  No community – rich or poor, nner-city, suburban or rural, white or minority, rich or poor is immune.

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