Arson attacks in high schools in Kenya began in 1908. The fate of survivors subdued by symptomatology remains unknown. The study established that symptoms and signs of trauma can be managed and treated. The study adopted a descriptive survey design to execute it. Snowball and respondent-driven sampling techniques were applied. The population consisted of high schools, including students. The study used self-administered questionnaires for data collection which were analysed using descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and statistical package for social sciences. Hypotheses were analyzed by correlation coefficient and stepwise regression technique. The study adopted social support theory because there is a link between social support and individual healing. The outcome of the study identified gaps in safety awareness and preparedness programs in high schools and will assist education administrators to formulate adequate policy. This study forms basis for future researchers, survivors, parents and youths. This research supported and extended studies in social support, health and well-being.
Key words: Safety awareness, preparedness, management of symptomatology and arson attacks.
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