Mike’s Blog: Index

Maine Department of Education Releases Free Guide to No-cost and Low-cost School Safety Concepts
Mass Casualty Knife Attacks at Schools not Neccesarily a New Phenomenon
School Knife Attacks - Why Focusing Pervasively on Active Shooter Incidents can be Dangerous
School Tornado Planning – Separate Action Steps for Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning in your School Crisis Plans
School Security Expert Tip – Outside Numbering for School Crisis Situations When it is Helpful and when it can be Potentially Dangerous
Death by lockdown? Questioning "Proof" that Lockdown is a Failed Concept
School Security Expert News - Man Brandishing gun shot by Columbus State University Police Officers
School Safety Expert Tip – Carefully Consider Traffic Hazards as Part of the School Safety Assessment Process
School Safety Expert Tip – Consider GIS Mapping Studies to Improve Student Supervision and to Reduce Risk
School Safety Architecture
Free School Safety Guide Near Completion
School Security Assessments – Integrity is Critical
School Security Assessment News – Safe Havens Selected to Perform School Security Assessments in Ketchikan, Alaska
School Security Assessment News – Safe Havens International Completes Site Visits for Capitol City Schools
School Lockdowns – Using Research-based Approaches Instead of Focusing Intently on Active Shooter Incidents
Life and Death Decision Making in Mozambique
Safe Havens Conducts School Security Assessments in Lagos and Ekiti, Nigeria
School Lockdowns – Preventing Application Failure with Simple Practices
Safe Havens International Performs School Safety Assessment at Phoenix Country Day School
School Lockdowns – The Submarine Door Analogy
This is a Lockdown Drill – Potentially Deadly Habits during School Drills
School Safety Experts - Chief Alan Bragg - A Dedicated Public Servant
Safe Havens International Selected to Perform School Security Assessments for Washington D.C. Public Schools
Attacking the Active Shooter - Vet New Techniques for Active Shooter Response Properly before Adopting them
School Security Expert Tip – Involve Law Enforcement, Fire Service and Emergency Management Personnel in Planning New School Designs
Safe Havens International begins work on comprehensive school security assessments for 199 schools for Orange County Public Schools, Florida
School Lockdown – Application Failure in Contrast to Concept Failure
Is there really a “School shooting every other day in America”?
School Security Assessment Expert - School Security Assessment in Warren Township New Jersey
School Security Assessment in Kenya – A Unique and Rewarding Experience
School Security Expert Tip – Build Better Support for School Security Bond Referendums through Open and Honest Communications
School Security Assessment Tip – Watch for Fatalistic Views When Conducting School Security Assessments
School Safety Authors Asked to Collaborate on Sequel to Staying Alive - How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters for Barron’s Publishing
School Access Control Tips - Ten Ways to Improve School Access Control
School Bullying Expert Tip - Ninth Printing of Weakfish – Bullying Through the Eyes of a Child Ordered
School Safety Keynote Presentations - Wisconsin Educators Learn ways to Build Successful Schools
School Violence Expert Tip – Reduce the Chances of School Weapons Assaults by Reducing the Number of Fights
School Safety Expert Tip – Focus on Improved Student Supervision for Improved School Safety
School Security Consultant Expert Tip – Consider Free Resources before Retaining School Security Consultants
Safe Havens Evaluation of the Preliminary Summary of the Sandy Hook Report
School Safety Video from Safe Havens International wins Davey Award
A time for Thanks
Sandy Hook School Shooting Summary Report Released
Connecticut State Police Scheduled to Release First Report of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Attack
Safe Havens Selected to Assist the Maine Department of Education in School Security Assessment
Mixed Messages – Many School Officials Overwhelmed by Conflicting School Security Recommendations
Indiana School Safety Specialist’s Academy to Graduate more than 500 New School Safety Specialists
Safe Havens Completes School Security Assessment for Flemington-Raritan, New Jersey Schools
School Security Assessment Tip – Require a Draft Report when Utilizing School Security Consultants for School Security Assessments
School Security Assessment Expert Tip – Conduct Pre-mortem Exercises as part of the School Security Assessment Process
Former Delta Force Special Operator Provides Compelling Interview for Staying Alive – How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters
School Safety Advocates in Tennessee
Is sixteen hours enough time to learn to attack an active shooter?
What School Crisis Planners can learn from Navy SEALS
Safe Havens Selected to Perform School Security Assessment at Independent School in Nairobi, Kenya
School Security in Connecticut
School Security Expert Tip - Exterior Door Numbering Can Save Lives and Provide Daily Benefits
School Security Expert Tip – Is it Practical and Safer to Teach with the Door Locked?
School Safety Presentation in Indianapolis
School Safety Presentations – 2013 Emergency Management Alliance Conference
Manuscript for Staying Alive – How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters completed.
School Security Assessment Team – a Group to be Proud of
School Security Incident - Massachusetts high school teacher second teacher murdered in the U.S. this week
School Security Expert Breaking Event - School Shooting at Middle School in Sparks, Nevada
School Security Expert Tip – School Safety Newsletters can Help Raise Awareness
School Safety Expert Tip – Holistic School Safety Approaches
School Safety Expert Report – Requests for School Safety Consulting Assistance are Still Unusually High
School Violence Expert Report – Teacher from Private School in Long Beach California Stabbed to Death in Front of Students During Field Trip
School Security Conference Presentation – Montana Crime Prevention Conference
School Security Expert Tip – School Security Experts and Practitioners Can Learn From Experts in Other Disciplines
School Security Expert Tip - Write it down!
Safe Havens Selected for Statewide School Security Assessment Project
School Safety Center Approaches Enhance the Safety of Our Schools
Panic Buttons in Schools – What School Security Assessments Show Us
School Security Assessments in North Carolina
School Security Assessments – About Kids or Profits?
School Security Audits Should Examine the Big Picture of School Security and Safety
Connecticut State Police Sandy Hook School Shooting Report Will Answer Many Important Questions
School Security Expert Tip – Full Interview with School Employee from Dekalb County Elementary School Hostage Situation Illustrates Potential Danger in Training School Staff to Attack Active Shooters.
School Security Expert Experiences – School Security Concerns in Connecticut
School Safety in Africa - Life and Death in Mozambique
School Security Expert Tip – Another U.S. Multiple Victim Knife Attack
School Security Expert Report - Active Shooter Incident Reported at McNair Discovery Learning Center in Dekalb County, Georgia
School Security Experts from Safe Havens help Develop a new Free Resource on Active Shooter Situations from the United States Department of Homeland Security
School Safety Expert Resource – The Power of Intuition – How to Use Your Gut Feelings to Make Better Decisions at Work
School Security Experts from Safe Havens International Selected to Write Major Book for Barron’s
School Crisis Planning Experts at Safe Havens Selected to Help the South Dakota Department of Homeland Security Develop New School Crisis Planning Templates
School Security Audits – The Problem with Summertime Audits of School Security
School Safety Advocates Gather for National Conference on School Safety Design
School Lockdown – Free Webinar on Potentially Dangerous Lockdown Concepts
School Security and Architecture – Meeting Awesome People from Coast to Coast
School Security Assessment Projects – Safe Havens Selected for Farmington, New Mexico School Security Assessment project
School Crisis Plan Expert Tip – Copying School Crisis Plans Can Create Major Legal Challenges
School Tornado Expert Offers Logical and Carefully Researched Advice on School Tornado Preparedness
School Safety Expert Tip – Use Caution When Considering New School Safety Measures
School Security Expert Tip - Attacking the Active Shooter – Has School Lockdown Really Failed?
School Security Expert Tip – Mass Casualty Attacks In Chinese Schools Leave Hundreds of Students and Staff Wounded and Dead
School Safety Liability Expert Tip – School Safety Efforts Should be Comprehensive
School Security Assessments - How to Get the Most out of Your Project
School Security Assessments – Why Evaluating Climate, Culture and Emergency Preparedness Can Also be a Life and Death Matter for Public, Private, Charter and Independent Schools
School Security Assessments – Try to Avoid Conducting School Security Assessments During the Summer Months
School Security Video – Why the Room Clear Protocol Can Enhance School Safety
School Safety Expert Tip – Consider Whistles for Life for Life-Saving Low-Tech Emergency Communications
School Security Assessments for Independent Schools – Unique Challenges for a Unique Environment
School Security Video – Safe Havens Vide Releases New Free School Crisis Preparedness Video
School Security Expert Tip – Bid Your School Security Assessment Project to Cut Costs and Improve Quality
School Security Expert Tip - Attacking the Active Shooter – Has School Lockdown Really Failed?
School Safety Keynote Presentations - Connecticut School Safety Conference Extends the Deadline for Registration
School Security Expert Tip – Thoughts on School Safety and Gun Control, Arming Teachers, Training People to Attack Gunmen in Schools and Other Hotly Debated Approaches To School Shootings
School Security Expert Tip – Controlled Testing During School Security Assessments Demonstrates Deadly Disconnects
School Security Expert Tip – Assess, not Guess When it Comes to School Security Assessments
School Security Expert Tip – Disturbing New Trends in School Security Assessments
School Security Expert Tip – Speed of Decision Making in Perspective
School Security Expert Tip - Utilize Free School Safety Resources
School Security Expert Tip - Murder of Chinese Principal with Scissors Offers Life-Saving Lessons For U.S. Schools
School Security Expert Chris Dorn Shares Tips on School Lockdowns in Campus Safety Magazine
School Security Expert Tip – Using Red or Yellow Text in School Crisis Plans Can Cause Problems
School Security Expert Tip - Be Sure to Upgrade Skills of School Staff along with Security Technology
Respond to school shootings with proven research
School Security Assessments: Carefully Consider Your Needs First
School Security Improvements: Focus on Quality Rather than Speed
Slow Down - Thoughtful Approaches to Enhanced School Security Work Best
Safe Havens School Security Experts Offer Free Web seminar on Training and Empowering School Staff to Make Life-Saving Decisions
Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, CT - Initial Thoughts
Safe Havens International and the Illinois Principal’s Association Collaborate to Offer Free Web Seminar on Life and Death Decision Making Skills for School Employees.
Allegations of Student Being Strip-Searched by Assistant Principal Demonstrate the Importance of Proper Communications of Student Search Guidelines for Student Searches
Free School Safety Videos – What are Functional Protocols?
Texas Student Shoots Himself While Handcuffed and Being Transported from School in Police Car
First Things First – Focus on the Most Important School Security Risks When Considering Terrorist Attacks
Death of University of Virginia Student on Field Trip Demonstrates the Need for Field Trip and Study Abroad Preparedness
Russian School Children Bring Lion Cub to School
Florida Atlantic University offers accredited online course on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
School Safety Expert Tip – Take Advantage of the Many Free School Safety Resources That are Available
A Career Well-Lived - School Security Director Gerald Summers Retires
Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old on School Bus in Miami Shocks Parents and Students
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving
New Free School Safety Expert Video – Why is Terminology Important for School Crisis Planning?
"Fire on The Mountain - The True Story of the South Canyon Fire" an Instructive Read for School Crisis Preparedness
Indiana School Safety Specialists Academy Sets New Attendance Record for Basic Academy
Free School Safety Web Seminar - Permission to Live – Effective School Emergency Preparedness through Empowerment, Planning and Practice
School Security Expert Tip - Plain View Vehicle Checks Can Help Prevent School Weapons Attacks
Free Web Presentation on Improving school safety and climate by School Safety Expert Michael Dorn
Training at the Speed of Life by Kenneth R. Murray - an Excellent Book for those who are Interested in Understanding how to Train People for Life and Death Decision-Making
Free School Safety Video – Bullying of Special Needs Students
New Free School Crisis Planning Video Podcast
School Bus Security Experts - The Power of a School Bus Driver’s Brain
Please Stop Laughing at Me – One Woman’s Inspirational Story by Jodee Blanco is a Powerful Book about School Bullying by Girls
School Security Expert Tips – Target Identifiers
Safe Havens International Releases new School Bus Security and Emergency Preparedness Video
School Safety Experts at Safe Havens Release New School Safety Training Video on Mental Health Recovery Planning for Schools
New York City Bullying Victim Jumps in Front of Train
Bullying Prevention Presentation in South Dakota
Safe Havens International Releases new School Safety Training Video - Safe Topics – Planning for Disabilities and Other Special Needs During an Emergency
Jane’s Chemical-Biological Defense Guidebook is still a Frightening but Informative Read
School Security is a Part of Excellence in Education
Leading School Safety Experts Provide Free School Security Assessment Checklist
Free school safety video podcast – Benefits of Security Cameras for Schools
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard – Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying Tackles a Hot and Difficult Topic
School Security in Israel – Fact Versus Fiction
School Safety Expert Advice on Simple Techniques to Improve Supervision of Children - Positioning
Free School Safety Expert Resource – Presentation on Disguised Weapons
School Safety Terms – What do they mean?
When School Metal Detection Makes Sense
School Security Technologies Sometimes Change the Field of School Safety
A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Dr. Ruby Payne is an Important Read for School Safety Practitioners
Tips for Selecting a School Safety Expert Witness
Free List of School Safety Grant Sources
Free School Safety Video - Lightning Meters for School Athletic Events
Free School Safety E-Book
Abductions of Students from Schools are a Rare but Very Real School Safety Risk
New Draft Definition for Cyberbullying
Amish Grace - How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy is a Powerful Read on the Deadly Nichol Mines School Shooting
Frederick Flowers, 66-year-old School bus Driver Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after Crashing Bus into Residence in Long Island
Free School Safety Video Podcast - Why is it Important to Plan for Crisis Events During School Athletic Events?
New Bullying Definition
Free School Safety Video Podcast Featuring Dr. Sonayia Shepherd- How Can School Staff Improve their Ability to Respond During a Crisis?
The secondary or “Fall” Severe Weather Season - Guest blog by Jacob Terrell
China Inc. by Ted Fishman Helps us Understand Many of the Dramatic Changes in Society
Improving Student Supervision - A Key to Safer Schools
New Free School Safety Video Podcast - What are some of the Most Important Considerations for Athletic Event Emergency Preparedness?
Student Dies from Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound at Stillwater, Oklahoma Middle School
Connecting Staff, Students, Parents and the Place of School
Ron Clark’s Book The Essential 55 is an Awesome Book for Educators
School and Public Safety Officials Encounter Increased Numbers of Cyber Threats Relating to School Violence
Tennessee School Bus Crash Demonstrates the Need for Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Plans and training in the National Incident Management Syste
Free Video Podcast on Targeted Acts of Violence in Schools Clarifies “Active Shooter” Incidents
Unreliable Data can Produce Poor Decisions
Bomb Threat Protocols for Schools Should Provide a Range of Options to Reduce Disruption as well as the Risk of Mass Casualty Loss of Life
Big Walnut Schools in Ohio Work to Prevent Bullying
A Helpful Book for School Crisis Planning – Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge – The Psychology and Science of Training
Texas Schools Move Forward to Improve student Safety with Student Identification Tracking Devices in Spite of Protests of a Few
Free School Safety Video Podcast - Lockdown Options
Free Fact Sheet on Bullying From the Centers for Disease Control
Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to those who lost Loved Ones on September 11, 2001
Free Ask Safe Havens Video Podcast – What is a Targeted Act of Violence?
The Gift of Fear by Gavin Debecker Contains Concepts that can Help us Better Train School Employees to Spot Dangerous People
Another Free Resource on School Safety Design from the American Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
This Free Ask Safe Havens Video Podcast Focuses on Ways Schools can Utilize Social Media
New Jersey Educator With Impressive Reputation Accused of Molesting Student
Students and Staff in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Taught to Attack an Active Shooter as a Last Resort
Ask Safe Havens Are There Ways to Prevent School Shootings?
Jane’s Crisis Communications Handbook is a Helpful Reference for School Safety Personnel who Interact with the Media After Emergency Situations
100-Year-Old Man Hits 11 with car at Los Angeles Elementary School
Waukegan Illinois Public Schools Make Great use of their REMS Project Grant
Free Video Podcast on the Importance of School Safety Assessments
Normal Accidents – Living with High-Risk Technologies Provides Some Interesting Insights about Preventing Disasters in Complex Organizations
Free School Safety Video Podcast Focuses on the Importance of Student Supervision
Chris Dorn Presents to School Transportation Personnel in California
Student Supervision is Often a Key Issue in School Safety Litigation
Free School Safety Video Podcast on the Importance of Mental Simulation in Effective School Crisis Planning
School Violence Threat Management by Dr. Kris Mohandie is a Valuable Resource for Those who are Interested in Student Threat Assessment
Free School Safety Video Podcast - Ask Safe Havens – Why are School Safety Assessments so Important?
Free Video Podcast – How School Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Affect School Climate, Culture and Academic Achievement
Lawsuit against New Jersey School System for “Bizarre” Behavior of School Administrator Suggests that Attempts to cover-up school incidents can be Very Problematic
Free Cyber Bullying Resources for Schools, Parents and Students
A Good Read for Those Interested in Cultural Diversity and Societal Bullying - The Unwanted – A Memoir of Childhood by Kien Nguyen
New Topical Paper – Fight, Flight or Lockdown - Teaching Students and Staff to Attack Active Shooters could Result in Decreased Casualties or Needless Deaths
Video on Designing Schools for Improved Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Populations is Available at no cost Through the Federal Government
Start of the New School Year a Good Opportunity to Revisit How Drills are Conducted
Son of slain Sikh Temple president says his father was killed while trying to stop gunman with a butter knife
Shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin Shows How Changes in the Training and Equipment of American Police Officers Can Make a Difference in Multiple Victim Shooting Incidents
Columbine by Dave Cullen is the Definitive Work on the Columbine High School Attack
Deadly Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Shows How Quickly Campus Organizations can Become Involved in Community Incidents
Signs of a Global Phenomenon - Chinese Teen’s Deadly Rampage Leaves Eight Dead and Five More Wounded
Severe Weather Spotter Training - A Free and Simple Way to Save Lives
Thankfully, Stupidity is not a Defense in Court – Former Teacher is Shocked after Being Arrested when he Notified Police that he Raped Two Girls Decades ago
School Officials, Law Enforcement Officers and Mental Health Professionals have Averted Many Planned Acts of Aggression at our Nation’s Schools
SHARK! – Do our School Safety Efforts match our Real Risks?
Liability Language - Campus Officials Should Choose thier Words with Care
Bullying at School by Dan Olweus is still a Helpful Book on Bullying Prevention
Compare but Contrast Safety Between Different Countries
What Messages are we Sending - Trash on the Floor
Keep School Safety Risks in Perspective
Keeping Mass Casualty Attacks in Perspective - The Tragedy in Aurora Colorado in Relation to Other Mass Casualty Schootings Around the World
Terrible Shooting at Century 16 Movie Theater in Aurora Colorado Will Offer Valuable Lessons for Increasing Survivability in Catastrophic Campus Crisis Situations Such as Active Shooter incidents, Terrorist Attacks, Tornadoes and Fires
Superb Book on Emergency Preparedness - The Unthinkable – Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why
Effective Metal Detection to Prevent Shootings in Movie Theaters Could Prove to be Challenging
Shooting incident at Colorado “Batman” Movie Screening Highlights the Importance of Training in Visual Weapons Screening and Pattern Matching and Recognition for Schools
Schools Should Set and Enforce Clear Expectations on School Crime and Discipline Reporting
Never Say “I’m just a custodian”
Useful FEMA Report Concerning School Safety
Grisly Murder of Three Children in Wisconsin Should be a Stark Reminder that Acts of Violence in Society Have Implications for School Access Control, Visitor Management and Student Sign-out Protocols
The World is Flat Provides a Valuable Perspective about the Rapid Changes in the World Around us
Another Great Read – On Combat – The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and Peace
Why Blocked Access Fire Drills are so Helpful in Improving School Emergency Preparedness
Documenting Student Supervision Measures
School Safety Incidents can Have a Dramatic Impact on School System Budgets
Additional Lawsuits Related to Sexual Molestation Filed Against Los Angeles Unified School Teacher and Administrator
Save Money and Save Lives by Properly Documenting Your School Safety Training Efforts
ACLU often Targets Schools When they Try Innovative Approaches to Safety, Security, Discipline, Climate and Culture
Careful With The Cameras! Texas Principal Indicted by a Grand Jury in Relation to Hidden Camera Video in School Locker Room
Pennsylvania Troopers Search for Body of seven-year-old Girl from Florida who Disappeared while Walking to School Nearly Three Decades ago
Campus Safety Magazine Publishes an Article titled Hiring an Expert Witness – 10 Questions You Should Ask
We Should not take Freedom for Granted in our Schools
School Crisis Plans Should Address Utility Failure
Gun and Bomb Detection Dogs can Help Make Schools Safer
Brutal Church Attack in Kenya Leaves 15 Dead and another 40 Wounded
Life and Death Matters - Why it is Important to Properly Maintain School Fire Alarm Systems
Another Great Read Relating to School Violence - On Killing – The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
Quantifying School Safety
No Room for “Yes Men” in Critical Decision Making
Study by the Commonwealth Foundation finds that Students at Low Performing Schools are more Likely to be Victims of Violent Crime at School
Sources of Power – An Excellent Book to Help us Understand How the Human Mind Works Under Life and Death Stress
Concerned People Donate Half a Million to Show Support for School Bus Monitor Karen Klein After she was Brutally Bullied by New York Middle School Students
Blocked Emergency Exit?
Treatment of School Bus Monitor by Middle School Students is a Disturbing Example of What Happens When School Discipline Breaks Down
Documenting School Safety Efforts can be Critical
North Carolina “Strip Search” Case Demonstrates the Need to Train School Officials on Search and Seizure
Media Coverage Relating to Allegations of Serious School Employee Conduct are Sometimes Incomplete Due to Limitations on how School Officials can Respond
Schools Lose Increasing Number of African-American Students to Home-schooling, Safety and School Discipline Often Cited as Reasons for Parental Choice
Is this really ADA Accessible?
British School Criticized for Alleged Under-reaction to Stabbing of 26 Students with a Needle
Do Your Practices Match Your School Safety Plans?
Wearing Staff Identification Cards Taken to a New Level
Providing School Safety and Security Notifications in Multiple Languages
Heroes Among us - Dr. Tina Brookes
Schools Should Have Crisis Plans in Place for Field Trips and Study Abroad Programs
Know What You Don't Know - An Excellent Book for People Who Want to Learn More About Crisis Prevention
The Teaching Company Offers Great Courses – A Great Way to Learn if You are Too Busy for College
Take Time out to Enjoy the Wonders of Nature that Surround us
Video Podcasts Can Boost Attendance at School Safety and Other Professional Conferences
Minnesota School Officials Criticized for Banning Students from Wearing Rosary Beads
Disruptive Behavior at Graduation Ceremonies has Been a Significant Problem for Schools and Universities for Many Years
Basing Lockdown Protocols on Inside Versus Outside Threats Could be Dangerous
False Promises of School Security Can Result in Liability Exposure
Quality Over Speed When Developing or Revising School Crisis Plans
Reports of Student Suicides Related to Bullying Should Make us Consider How we Address Bullying and the Threat of Suicide
Parent Pleads Guilty After Arrest for Abandoning Daughter at a Mall Because of Bad Grades
Will Unintended Consequences Follow now that the Judge has Dropped the Charges and Offered to Clear Record in Diane Tran Case
Terrorists Targeting School Children are Ruthless
Girl Graduates Early From High School and is Shot and Killed Near Her Home
Crash Leaving Nine Injured Near California High School Shows Just how fast a Multi-Casualty Event Can Occur
Thousands of Dollars Donated for Texas Student Arrested for Truancy
Arrest of Texas Honor Student Diane Tran for Disobeying Judge’s Orders Raises Questions
Recent Missing Student Case Illustrates the Problem with Student Walk Offs from Schools
God Bless our Fallen Military Personnel
We Owe our Fallen Troops a Great Deal
Violence involving Firearms not Unique to American Schools and Communities
Bullying Prevention as Part of the Big Picture of School Safety
Shooting Outside of Chapel Hill North Carolina Elementary School Demonstrates how Violent Crime can Impact Elementary Schools
Excellent Article by Steve Satterly on School Disaster Recovery Planning
Avoid Needless School Safety Liability – Properly Follow Through on School Safety Assessment and Plan Development Projects
Media Driven School Safety Culture
Keeping Perspective in School Safety Planning
Don’t Fight the way the human brain works
Words and Tone Speak Volumes
Stop Bullying Now is an Excellent Free School Safety Resource from the U.S. Government
A Valuable Tool – Creating A Culture of School Safety
Codes Can Kill – Update on Why the Use of Codes in School Crisis Plans Can Cause Death and Serious Injury
Student Bullying Presentations are a Blast
Are the Right Employees Getting the Word on Life-Saving Action Steps for School Crisis Situations?
Use Caution When Performing School Security Assessments and Other Types of Work After Hours
Arrests for Theft of PTA and School Funds an Unpleasant Reality
Many Good People Out There Trying to Help Students Succeed.
FEMA Offers Live and Web-Based School Emergency Preparedness Training for Free
Great New Book on School Crisis Recovery - Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma – Advice Based on Experience
Students Trying to Deal with Grief Relating to Teacher’s Murder in the Community Illustrates Situations School Officials Must Address
Codes can Kill
Missing Massachusetts Toddler Found in Dark Classroom
Gun found in Toronto school
Michigan State Police Work to Enhance School Emergency Preparedness
Stakeholders for School Safety – Presenting for the Michigan State Police
New edition of our newsletter available now
How to select a School Safety Consultant or Expert Witness
Student supervision during field trips is important
School Safety is a Global Issue
Instances of Students Being Handcuffed and Arrested for Incidents at School Often Presented Out of Context
Avoiding a Damaging Loss of Trust in the School Safety Arena
Columbine 13 Years Later
Do your practices match your procedures?
Who Should Make The 911 call?
CHICOPEE – A hero who calmed a dangerous situation and protected young children
Fayette County Kentucky Student Disciplined for Accessing Information on School Violence on Web Site
School Bus Driver Refuses to Return School Bus After He Was Terminated
Former Private School Teacher Takes Bin Laden’s Place on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List - This Case Has Serious Implications for School Safety and School Security
Teacher Arrested for Using Students to Sell Drugs
Three Adults Killed in Shooting at in - home Day Care Center
Is your School Staff Trained to Spot Tornadoes?
Teacher Slightly Injured in Shooting near Crawford Elementary School in Russellville, Arkansas
Man Shot and Killed on Elementary School Playground in Canada
Six Gang Members Charged with Fatal Shooting of A 14-Year-Old Boy in Front of Middle School in Union City, California in 2007
Guns in Schools Pose Challenges to Educators, Students and Parents
Loaded Gun Found in Student Locker Causes Concern and Raises Questions About Metal Detectors in Schools
Easter Egg Hunt Safety Concerns Have Significant Implications for School Safety
Alert bystander interrupts attempted kidnapping and rape of student on – Suspect Convicted of Assaults on Five School Aged Girls
Congressman Bruce Braley Proposes National School Bus Ticketing Legislation
Gun Control not a Core Issue for School Shootings
Police Say Gunman at Oakland, California School Opened Fire when Students Failed to Comply With His Instructions
Details Sketchy Regarding Shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California
California School Bus Drivers, Supervisors and Directors Very Focused on School Bus Safety
School Officials Criticized for Decision not to Evacuate School After Bomb Threat in Killeen, Texas – Shows Lack of Understanding of Bomb Threat Procedures by the General Public
Two Glynn County, Georgia School District Police Officers Recognized for Acts of Valor
Suspect Arrested After School Shooting in Finland
Video with Audio from School bus Security Camera Depicts Henryville, Indiana School Bus Driver as Calm and Collected Under Life and Death Stress
Indiana School District Provides Enhanced Emergency Training for School Bus Drivers
Attempted Abduction of 10-Year-Old Boy in New Zealand School a Close Call
School Bus Shot by BBs in Burlington Kentucky During Route
Man Takes 19 Students and School Bus Driver Hostage and is Captured by Police
Student Disappearance Raises questions about how schools should notify parents that students are absent from school
16-Year-Old Student hit by Van While Crossing Street to get to School in Brockton, Massachusetts
School Buses Damaged by Tornado in Henryville, IN may not be Fully Covered by Insurance
Student Shot and Killed at Mississippi State University
Indiana School Safety Specialist Steve Satterly Exhaustively Researches School Tornado Preparedness
Concerns for Possible School Violence in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Show how Community Gang Issues Frequently Impact School Safety
Police Investigation in Nobleville, Indiana Confirms that Students had Sexual Intercourse on School Bus
Suspect in Terrorist Attack on Jewish School in France Killed in Shootout with Police
Spring Rise in School Bomb Threats a Good Reason to Review Bomb Threat Protocols
Fifteen Year old Girl Arrested for Shooting at School Bus in Athens, Georgia
What Does “Best Possible Shelter” Mean for School Tornado Sheltering?
Clark County, Nevada School District Has a World Class School Crisis Recovery Team
Many School Officials Re-evaluating Tornado Procedures and Sheltering Locations
Sex Abuse Investigation in Bend, Oregon Charter School Demonstrates Problems with Student/Staff Texting
North Carolina High School Student Has Throat Slashed with Scalpel in Attack
School Bus Crash in India Kills 16 school Children
Stop Bullying Now is a Great Free Resource for Schools
Update on Toulouse School Attack - Guest blog by Chris Dorn
Gunman on Motorcycle Kills four in Shooting at a Jewish School in Toulouse, France
28 killed and 28 injured in school bus field trip in Switzerland
Multiple Victim Stabbing at Miami-Jacobs Career College Demonstrates the need for Schools to Take Edged Weapons Assaults Seriously
Can a Hacker Gain Access to Security Camera Feed, Alarm System Controls or Student Information through your Smart Phones?

15 Reported Injuries in Pennsylvania School Bus Crash
Gunmen Attack School Bus in Ethiopia Killing 17
Student Abducted from School in the United Kingdom
Disturbance in New York City High School Shows How Serious Student Disruptions can be
Fatalities from School Shootings Down, Lower Level Aggression Appears to be Increasing
Are Your School Employees Properly Empowered to Improve School Safety?
Easy, Inexpensive and Effective – Improve Student Supervision to Enhance School Safety
Protect Yourself so You can Protect Others – A Critical School Safety Concept
Carefully Define your Scope of Work for School Safety Assessment Projects
Use Caution When Making Public Statements after a Safety Incident Occurs
Tribute to a Life Well Lived and Well Taught
School Shooting at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville Reminds us that Violence can happen at Public, Private, Parochial, Charter and Independent Schools
Recent Tornado Strikes Provide Clear Evidence that Schools Should Focus Appropriately on Tornado Preparedness
Good School Safety, Security and Crisis Planning Ideas Abound
Do we have good “people detectors” in our schools?
Role Specific School Crisis Planning can be a Life Saver
New School Safety Training and Evaluation System Makes Every Second Count
School Shooting in Chardon, Ohio Reminds us of Critical Aspects of School Shooting Incidents
Building Experience to Improve<br>Crisis Decision Making
Reverse Evacuation – A Life or Death Protocol
Our goal for this blog