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The University of Southern Mississippi

Other Teacher Education and Professional Development

2015

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Teachers' Perceptions Of Their Ability To Respond To Active Shooter Incidents, Carole Frances Rider May 2015

Teachers' Perceptions Of Their Ability To Respond To Active Shooter Incidents, Carole Frances Rider

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The purpose of this research study was to determine Mississippi high school teachers’ perceptions regarding their preparedness for an active shooter incident. The study included an extensive literature review that included background and policy context, theoretical foundations, pertinent research and professional perspectives and a worldwide timeline of school shootings. The study also included data collection and analysis, results, conclusions, recommendations for policymakers and educational leaders, and recommendations for further research.

The study was conducted to determine if there was a relationship between school planning procedures, participation in practice and drill activity, and administrator preparedness for an active shooter incident and ...