STOP THE ACTIVE SHOOTER BEFORE HE CAN STRIKE

 I believe if parents, students, schools, and even local and other law enforcement officials work together and implement some simple, common-sense observation skills, we can identify active hostile surveillance through ...

Crisis Communications

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SCHHOLS: WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG, DUDE?

Someone once said that crises is the opportunity for creativity, for growth or something like that.  Of course, if not prepared ...

The Crisis Management Planning Team

School Crisis and Critical Incident Planning.  Part I.   MAKES SENSE ...

MANAGING CLASSROOM AGGRESSION, PART 3

A COUPLE postings ago I pointed out that there are three principles of managing aggressive classroom behavior.  I’ve already discussed ...

In Retrospect: Chicago School Inferno

Unless you are from Chicago or you know someone from there, you might not have heard of a tragedy that ...

Pa. Community College Leads First Ever School-Crisis Management Training.

Tom Barnowski, the progressive director of Northampton Community College’s (Bethlehem, Pa.) Corporate and Public Safety Division, designed and conducted what is ...

HOW LONG CAN A RAT TREAD WATER? The Answer Might Make Classrooms Safer.

MY last post introduced Stress Inoculation, the highly researched training principle at the heart of Dynamic Simulation Training, which I heartily advocate that our school ...

STRESS INOCULATION DRILLS – Dynamic Simulation Training that Will Save Lives

I read Deb Thomas’ post concerning the teacher who was confused by the Realistic Invasion Drill, for the lack of a better term, after police ...

6th School-Based Law Enforcement Conference

I like the sound of that title – School-Based Law Enforcement Conference. The fact that officials are making a distinction ...