A larger school means more people and more opportunities for school administrators to overlook potential dangers. Larger concentrations of people are also consistently tied to higher rates of violence. Setting aside the security systems and protocols put in place by larger schools, which is usually necessitated by existing violence or threats, smaller schools cultivate a greater sense of familiarity among students and administrators, which more often than not creates a safer environment.
Just because a school is small it does not mean that it is safe for the teachers nor the students that attend the school. Bigger schools in fact be safer because they have a bigger budget that may be able to be applied to school security and other matters dealing with the school.