The purpose of this study was to collect information on violence from a sampling of California school administrators concerning rates of violence, prevention measures, the impact of the violence and The resources needed to stem the violence. Violence is still a too frequent occurrence in our public schools. Although there has been a decrease In recent years, it continues to concern educators and the public. Many of the initiators of violence Referred to have bullying and harassment as a reason for striking out violently. Another identified cause of violence is depression. Students who have caused violence have frequently been identified with relevant symptoms. Staff training on the recognition of the characteristics of depression is not a frequent occurrence. In addition, acts of violence are characteristically planned in advance. The results from this study also suggested that there might be limited knowledge and / or working relationships between schools and police authorities in some locations. So what indicated that neither school nor police administrators frequently involve students directly in their prevention measures.