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Saint Vincent to present program on school violence

Joe Napsha
| Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 12:39 a.m.
Sarah Daly
Sarah Daly

A Saint Vincent College professor who studies mass shootings and gang violence in schools and examines the effectiveness of safety measures will conduct a symposium on school violence on April 26 at the Unity college.

Sarah E. Daly, assistant professor of criminology, law and society at Saint Vincent, will discuss best practices for understanding and preventing school violence. The symposium is designed for junior and senior high school administrators, teachers, staff, school board directors, legislators and those interested in this critical topic in education.

Daly, a member of the Saint Vincent faculty since 2016, also will present early findings from her research on school employees' attitudes toward school violence during the program, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent.

The program was planned before the mass shootings at a high school in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, in which at least 17 people died and 14 others were wounded after a 19-year-old man opened fire at the school.

Daly is the author of the forthcoming book, “Everyday School Violence.”

She holds a master's degree in criminal justice from Rutgers University-Camden and a doctorate in criminal justice from Rutgers University-Newark.

The program will also include breakout discussion groups, panels and activities to discuss other relevant issues such as intervention techniques, education and policy analysis. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The symposium is presented by the college's Department of Criminology, Law and Society. While admission is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is requested by phoning Sandra Frye at 724-805-2670 or Sandra.frye@stvincent.edu.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-5252 or jnapsha@tribweb.com.

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