What is the pathology of a bully? How does bullying escalate to violence? Can we predict school shootings? There are plenty of questions, but seemingly few answers that have worked.

In his groundbreaking new book SSTOP School Shooter Threat Onset Predictive: The Pathology of Bullying, Violence in Schools and the School Shooter Syndrome, Dr. Robert Sneider takes on the topic that has exploded in the headlines since the Columbine and Sandy Hook shootings. His book is a firsthand account of trying to survive the violence of a dysfunctional school system in the Bronx, New York, one that was plagued by poverty and violence. “This book was a product of those experiences and a theory that I had developed while writing the thesis for my doctorate in psychology.”He proposes a new theory of combining FBI and CIA reports on school shootings with the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator to determine the likelihood of the school shooter syndrome.

He adds, “While there is no denying that access to weapons is an integral component of the school violence equation, the mental health issue is the real multiplicand and this work supports that perspective. What may surprise people is how pervasive this side of the equation is, especially if a mental health definition encompasses simply how a student reacts to stress.”

This important book adds a new perspective to the dialogue on guns, bullying and school safety. The answer that we need to be giving our children and society should be, “Yes, we can SSTOP the violence.”

SSTOP SCHOOL SHOOTER THREAT ONSET PREDICTIVE: THE PATHOLOGY OF BULLYING, VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS AND THE SCHOOL SHOOTER SYNDROME(ISBN: 978-1-61204-383-8) is now available for $15 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:

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