More than high-tech measures such as metal detectors or security cameras, the key to halting school violence is effective communication, safety specialists said at a White House-led summit on Oct. 10.

President Bush called experts together after three deadly shootings at schools in Wisconsin, Colorado, and Pennsylvania within a week. In panel discussions led by members of Bush's Cabinet, speakers said the best response is basic: Get parents, school leaders, students, and police to work together.

"Our first line of prevention is really having good intelligence," said Delbert Elliott, director...

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