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The Foundation for the Prevention of School Violence was established in December 2006 from a small contingency of security practitioners, educators and college students. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to the prevention of school violence.
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'OH My Jesus!' : Shots Fired During NPR Interview in Chicago

(May 29, 2014) An NPR interview in Chicago included an all-too-real example of the city's violence when a burst of gunfire erupted down the street from where NPR's David Schaper was conducting an interview Wednesday. He had been speaking to a neighborhood activist when a gunman opened fire nearby. (Full Story)

It's not just 'drama' : Bullying happens to popular teens too.

(April 1, 2014) We're Familiar with the stereotypical teenage victim of bullying: They're usually the loners, the kids on the fringes of the school's social network. But new research suggests a previously overlooked group of bullying victims: the kids who are popular, but no quite on the top of the school's hierarchy. (Not the Regina Georges from "Mean Girls," but the Gretchen Weiners, if you will.) (Full Story)

Fake Blood and Blanks: Schools Stage Active Shooter Drills

(February 14, 2014) TROY, Mo.—In a cramped, carpeted amphitheater in the basement of Troy Buchanan High School, 69 students are waiting to die...

These are the 20 minutes preceding an active shooter drill, the 13th one Missouri’s Lincoln County school district has staged in the past year...

In the wake of mass shootings from Columbine to Sandy Hook to many in between, schools have devised new and creative ways to prepare for tragedy. Most have adapted some form of the standard lockdown drill, but some districts have gone further, with programs teaching kids self-defense, proposals to train teachers with firearms - and full-scale drills... (Full Story)

School Safety Experts to Lawmakers: Prevention is Vital

(January 15, 2014)... The Arapahoe High School fresh in their minds, members of the legislative education committees got a briefing on school safety Wednesday...(Full Story)

FPSV Symposium

This all day annual event will showcase various Speaker Presentations and Moderated Discussions by Experienced Practitioners exploring the best practices in the prevention of school violence. This unique educational event brings together educators, law enforcement, administrators, and the general community interested in creating safe learning environments.