Investigation of Texas Educator Response Trainings for Serious Violence from Outside Intruders



The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify response training components, the frequency of response training for faculty and staff in the event of serious school violence occurring from outsiders on Texas high school campuses, and the documentation of these response trainings. A random sample of 300 Texas public high school principals was selected for this study. Eighty-two principals completed a 20-item survey. The findings revealed that a majority of responding principals held response trainings for acts of violence, with the assistance of local law enforcement, documented their trainings, and conducted them annually. However, gaps were apparent in the areas of knowledge of national training standards and the overall percentage of respondents who reported that all of their full-time teachers had been trained. An increase in required trainings and improved education related to campus safety are among the recommendations for practice.


School violence Educator training School School safety 


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  1. 1.Lamar UniversityBeaumontUSA
  2. 2.Royse City High SchoolRoyse CityUSA

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