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The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify strategies implemented by school administrators to reduce student-driven violence toward teachers. Participants of this case study included nine secondary school principals and assistant principals. All the principals had a minimum of two years of experience in campus administration and possessed an administrator’s certification. Participants were asked questions based on a guided protocol to determine the best strategies to reduce teacher victimization. The researcher interviewed all participants using Skype, a videoconferencing and recording computer program; transcribed the data; member-checked; and then analyzed the interview transcripts for common themes. The findings indicate that the types of abuse directed at teachers include verbal, physical, and mental. The findings also indicate that relationship building, conflict resolution, and cultural awareness are campuswide strategies needed to promote school safety. The findings suggest that parent-teacher understandings and school policies affect parental participation in school-safety decisions. The findings also suggest parental opinions and district rules influence challenges facing principals in promoting school-safety policies. Keywords: teacher-targeted student violence, school violence literature, teacher
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Cummings, Annette, "Violence Against Teachers: Principal Strategies to Reduce Teacher Victimization" (2020). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 265.