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Acts of terrorism and mass violence targeting schools : Analysis and implications for preparedness in the USA

Schlegelmilch, Jeffrey; Petkova, Elisaveta P.; Martinez, Stephanie; Redlener, Irwin E.

To enhance the preparedness of US schools to acts of terrorism and mass violence, the landscape of threats against schools must first be understood. This includes exploring the global trends of acts of terrorism against schools, as well as looking specifically at the history of terrorism and acts of mass violence against schools domestically. This paper conducts a review of two databases in order to look at the trends in acts of terrorism and mass violence carried out against schools, and provides recommendations for domestic school preparedness based on this information.

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Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning

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