Books About School Violence

Instructor: Elisha Madison

Elisha is a writer, editor, and aspiring novelist. She has a Master's degree in Ancient Celtic History & Mythology and another Masters in Museum Studies.

School violence can take on many different faces, from bullying to school shootings. This lesson provides books on a variety of school violence to educate teens and create talking points for class.

School Violence

Violence in school is something kids deal with regularly, whether it's kids getting into scuffles or bullying - or worse, school shootings. Unfortunately, kids can be violent; in 2011, over 700,000 kids were hospitalized for conflicts in school. This isn't just amongst boys either; girls have also perpetrated violence against others. Due to the variety of ways that violence can be brought into school, it's important to educate students on the consequences. Students may not truly realize the legal implications, or may not care. Creating empathy for others can help avoid violence altogether, and it is believed that reading books on student violence can create that empathy in many students. The following books are divided by violent action, so that different issues can be addressed.

School Shootings

The following books focus on the violence of school shootings, since this is a very real concern in schools today.

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