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School Violence and School Shootings
A Select Bibliography of Resources from Palomar College Library


Campus Crime Data (Office of Postsecondary Education)

Keep Schools Safe

Massacre at Virginia Tech Special Report (CNN)

National Alliance for Safe Schools

Newtown School Shootings (Sandy Hook: CNN coverage)

Security on Campus


The books listed below may be found at Palomar College Library. For location and additional information about each title, click the blue hyperlink. Search our catalog for additional books, or search the catalogs of other libraries.

LB3013.3 .S3764 2000
Bonilla, D.M. (Ed.) (2000). School violence. New York: H.W. Wilson.

HV6248 .D24 E34 1991
Egginton, J. (1991). Day of fury: The story of the tragic shootings that forever changed the village of Winnetka. New York: Morrow.

HV6529 .F685 2005
Fox, J.A. & Levin, J. (2005). Extreme killing: understanding serial and mass murder. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

HN90 .V5 V5474
Gottesman, R. & Brown, R.M. (Eds.) (1999). Violence in America: An encyclopedia. New York: Scribner.

LB3013.33 .K46 R36 2004
Newman, K.S. (2004). Rampage: The social roots of school shootings. New York: Basic Books.

HV7436 .B59 2003
Moore, M. (2003). Bowling for Columbine [Motion picture]. Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment.

HQ799.2 .V56 P76 2004
Prothrow-Stith, D. & Spivak, H.R. (2004). Murder is no accident: Understanding and preventing youth violence in America. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

HV6515 .R253 2005
Ramsland, K.M. (2005). Inside the minds of mass murderers: Why they kill. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

HN90 .V5 W48 1994
Wheeler, E.D. (1994). Violence in our schools, hospitals and public places: A prevention and management guide. Ventura, CA: Pathfinder.


The full-text of these articles may be found by clicking on the blue hyperlink.  Find additional articles in other online databases.  Passwords are required for off campus access to these databases.

Maxwell, L.A. (October 11, 2006). Safety experts say best idea is level heads but open eyes. Education Week, 26(7), 1-17. Retrieved April 18, 2007 from EBSCOHost (Academic Search Premier) database.

Newman, K.S. "Roots Of A Rampage." Nation 296.1/2 (2013): 4-8. Academic Search Premier. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

Windham. R.C., Hooper, L.M., & Hudson, P.E. (April 2005). Selected spiritual, religious, and family factors in the prevention of school violence. Counseling & Values, 49(3), 208-216. Retrieved April 18, 2007 from EBSCOHost (Professional Development Collection) database.

Zehr, M.A. (October 18, 2006). Be Alert to keep schools safe, panelists say. Education Week, 26(8), 5-13.  Retrieved April 18, 2007 from EBSCOHost (Academic Search Premier) database.

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