School safety is on our minds due to recent tragedies, but it’s always been important to create and maintain safe learning environments.
Students, teachers and administrators all play an important role in promoting a solid vision of safe schools. Schools now provide additional training to develop, solidify and measure student supports already in place. The increase in crime and violence rates not only affect elementary and high school levels but also postsecondary education. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “In 2012, there were 29,500 criminal incidents against persons and property on campus at public and private two- and four-year postsecondary institutions, reported to police and security agencies.”