School violence is a stark reminder of the reality our students live in today. As headlines keep rolling in, and as lawmakers are urged to act in the interest of student safety, many school leaders are left wondering how to keep their buildings and students secure.

It seems as if there isn't a single district or school that hasn't dealt with lockdown drills, school shootings, threats of violent school incidents, or worries about students self-harming.

School leaders are working to identify the biggest threats to a safe and secure learning environment. Solutions often include those that address both physical safety and online...

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  • About the Author:

    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura