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Education Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 109297, 9 pages
Review Article

Beyond Bullying: Consideration of Additional Research for the Assessment and Prevention of Potential Rampage School Violence in the United States

Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies, The University of Akron, 132 Zook Hall, Akron, OH 44325-4205, USA

Received 14 April 2014; Revised 28 July 2014; Accepted 19 August 2014; Published 28 August 2014

Academic Editor: David Neumann

Copyright © 2014 Evonn Welton et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


For approximately 15 years there have been a number of episodes of rampage school violence in elementary/high school and higher education in the United States. Initial responses included implementation of antibullying programs, disciplinary measures, and increased law security measures. As the incidences have continued, it has become apparent that a more collaborative and interdisciplinary approach is needed for prevention. This paper offers a review of research literature as it applies to proposed innovative strategies for collaborative research, prevention, and intervention in the school setting.