Category: K-12 Safety & Security

Category: K-12 Safety & Security

Coronavirus & Tough Decisions

Risk management leadership demands more than following policies and procedures, and relying on data for decision making. Risk management leadership also requires the ability to make unpopular, difficult decisions in scenarios lacking conclusive data.

Secret Service Study Urges Schools to Adopt Prevention and Reporting Strategies to Stop School Shootings

The study by the National Threat Assessment Center is part of the second phase of the Safe Schools Initiative and is based on 41 incidents of “targeted school violence” that took place in American schools from 2008 to 2017.A new study of school shootings released by the U.S. Secret Service on Thursday found that most school shooters exhibited observable warning signs well ahead of their attacks and urged schools across the nation to adopt prevention strategies that include threat assessment teams and anonymous reporting systems.

New Spike In Suicide Rates Seen Among Adolescents And Young Adults

A new study by Harvard Medical School reveals that the suicide rate among young people in the U.S. has spiked in recent years and has experts worried. The study, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found an abnormal increase in suicide rates for males between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. From 2000 to 2017, the suicide rate rose by 47 percent among teens age 15 to 19 and 36 percent among those 20 to 24. That’s well above the 30 percent increase seen across all age groups.

Hope Is Not A Strategy For School Security

On this sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, the nation looks to the new year ahead with hope — hope that things will change for the better and that schools will go back to being safe places. But hope is not a strategy. Even worse, the vast majority of strategies and solutions being bandied about by industry consultants and so-called security experts simply haven’t worked.