Responding to School Violence

From: Gae Broadwater (
Date: Mon Aug 02 1999 - 11:44:52 EDT

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SPLC Issues New Manual to Respond to School Violence

The shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton,
Colorado, on April 20 * Hitler's birthday * and in
Conyers, Georgia, exactly one month later served
as a shocking reminder that intolerance and violence
can strike anywhere.

To help schools deal effectively with crises when
they occur and to help them develop prevention
strategies, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the
Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama,
released a special publication titled "Responding to
Hate at School: A Guide for Teachers,
Counselors and Administrators. The 48- page text
addresses a broad range of bias incidents, including
violent crimes, hate speech, derogatory language,
and literature that is used to demean a particular person
or group based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability
or appearance.

The manual is available free over the Internet at
the Center's website at

The SPLC will be sending out free copies to
110,000 school principals across the country.
For more information on the
manual, contact the SPLC at 334-264-0286

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