chapter  9
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Crisis Planning and Management

The vast majority of schools in the United States are safe places for children to learn and grow. According to the 1999 Annual Report on School Safety prepared by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice (1999), most injuries that occur at school result from accidents, not violence, and most crime is theft, not violent crime. Although schools are still considered “safe,” many of them have had to resort to metal detectors, photo identification name tags with bar coding, strategically located cameras, and school resource officers (SROs).