Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 47, Issue 6, pp 1355–1358 | Cite as

Deborah Lynch, Schooled in Fear: Lessons Learned about Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017, 188 p, ISBN: 1475829817
  • Khaleigha Scott
Book Review

School safety is a popular topic given the amount of violence that has affected the United States in the past 30 years. Parents and students both have expressed fear when it comes to attending school. In Schooled in Fear: Lessons Learned about Keeping Students and Staff Safe, Deborah Lynch examines the prevalence of various violent behaviors at schools in the United States. Lynch has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels at urban schools in Chicago for over 20 years. She wrote this book to inform parents and staff members about all types of school violence and uses research to describe different policies and actions that can be taken to decrease the amount of violence in the school setting. Through describing each type violent incidents in detail, Lynch explains that schools can be a safe place for students and staff and that these dangerous situations can be prevented.

Chapter one examines school rampage shootings that are done by students. The author states that school...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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