Schools should be places of learning and safety, not shooting galleries. We all want this, yet too often parents, teachers, and faculty don’t know what can be done to keep children safe from gun violence. David L. Williams, a retired police detective, school resource officer, and paramedic offers a blueprint for change. In Textbooks, Not Targets, learn Why Children Kill, Warning Signs of Impending Danger, Quick-Launch Action Plans, Long-Term Prevention Programs, and much more. The objective is simple: Keep our kids safe…and make them FEEL safe, because a child or adolescent who feels safe is more likely to learn, socialize, and thrive. This book is not a pie-in-the-sky wish list of how people ought to be. It is a genuine, practical How-To manual based on extensive research and years of experience dealing effectively with daily threats and acts of violence. Now is the time for action, and we simply can’t wait on elected leaders to “fix” it for us. It’s up to each of us—parents, police officers, teachers, students, and faculty members—to take the steps necessary to finally end the nightmare of school shootings. Now is the time.