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Government Resources: Public Safety: School and College Safety

Kentucky Center for School Safety

 Kentucky Schools focus on providing a warm culture and climate for both students and staff conductive to high levels of productivity and outstanding academic performance.

In today's society, school safety is a daily issue that ranges from classroom management to school incident command for crisis situations. The Kentucky Center for School Safety staff is committed to providing training, resources, information and research. Source: Kentucky Center for School Safety

Who is at Risk for School Violence?

A number of factors can increase the risk of a youth engaging in violence at school. However, the presence of these factors does not always mean that a young person will become an offender.

Risk factors for school and youth violence include:

• Prior history of violence

• Drug, alcohol, or tobacco use

• Association with delinquent peers

• Poor family functioning

• Poor grades in school

• Poverty in the community

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