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December 2012 Connecticut School Shooting Position Statement

Nine school violence prevention researchers and practitioners nationwide have developed a position statement on the Dec. 14, 2012 Connecticut school shootings that is being disseminated across the U.S. today. It is in response to the tragic acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School and updates the School Shootings Position Statement that was disseminated nationally following the tragic school-related shootings of 2006.  The driving force behind the statement is to communicate scientifically informed principles and recommendations for practitioners, policymakers and the public at large.

We are proud that Dr. Ybarra is a signator on the position statement.  The position statement and a complete list of researchers and organizations endorsing it is posted at: Connecticut School Shooting Position Statement