Adding video cameras, a new access control system, and the 15-minute active shooter training video will surely be the best approach to building a comprehensive security program. We had an all-hands meeting complete with doughnuts and coffee!! All bases have been covered. Implementing this initiative will keep us clear of any liability issues in the event of an active attack taking place. Everyone will know what to do. Right????
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Many schools nationwide lack a formal threat assessment protocol. The best way to prevent an active attack is to see the warning signs prior. Below we have given you eight steps to help in the process.
School violence is at an all-time high in this country, with many security experts predicting that these numbers will increase. The staggering reality is that many schools must catch up when providing their children with a comprehensive safety and security protocol. Get involved at your child's school by asking administrators how they keep your child safe.
For some organizations, such as South Carolina Public Schools, Active Shooter Training Drills are mandatory. They're a task on a to-do list and essentially a box that every school administrator is relieved to check off.
Depending on what company you work for, Active Shooter Response Training may be mandatory as well. Many organizations are now requiring on-site training, video training, or some form of blended learning for their entire workforce.
It's not a small task. In both scope and importance, Active Shooter Training is a major undertaking. So, how can you be sure you're doing it right? In other words, how do you provide training that's not forgotten as quickly as it's taught?
In this article, we'll point out training strategies that make an Active Shooter Training course successful, but first, we'll start by identifying some of the mistakes that could be undermining the training you're offering your team.
Greenville, SC July 31, 2019 – In the fall of 2018, Anderson County District One Schools made what turned out to be a lifesaving investment. They gave every employee the opportunity to take part in Active Shooter Response Training from ProActive Response Group. The training included instruction on how to stop massive bleeding, and the value of the course became apparent on July 22, 2019.
Things that make students feel unsafe at school can range from bullying in the cafeteria to an unconcerned teacher in the classroom. In a world where school shootings are an imminent and unpredictable threat, schools must do everything they can to protect students' safety and also make them feel safe.
Creating a safe and healthy learning environment for students is harder than ever, but it is also necessary for their success.
Certain negative experiences at school will deteriorate a student's sense of security over time. Let's discuss some of those experiences so that your school can come up with a plan to make your institution a safer place for your student body.
A school shooting — It's every teacher's worst nightmare. Yet, school shootings have become so common that teachers cannot help but wonder how they might respond if such an event occurred at their school.
But wondering about your response does no good when nightmares become reality. It's critical that schools plan for active shooter events with urgency, training teachers and staff to respond effectively.
A lot of training goes into an effective response, but there are 4 basic things teachers should know in order to be prepared for an active shooter event.
If you work for a school in the state of South Carolina, or you have a child who attends one, you are probably well aware of the law that was passed last year, requiring all public schools to hold two active shooter drills per year.
Doing the drill is not up for debate, but every public school has some flexibility in the approach it chooses to take in fulfilling the requirement. This flexibility is meant to ensure that every school selects an active shooter training program that best meets its unique needs, but for school principals and other decision makers, that's a lot of responsibility to take on.
What if the drill isn't helpful? What if it scares students and staff? What if it's an absolute mess? What if...
It’s one thing to put a tourniquet on a 195-pound adult – it’s quite another to put a tourniquet on a child.
Or is it?
Many people are terrified by the thought of treating a child or an infant suffering from severe bleeding or another life-threatening injury, but for anyone who ever finds themselves in that situation, a few moments of hesitation could reduce a child’s chances of survival.
With every school shooting we hear or read about in the news, we find ourselves asking the same questions: Why does this keep happening? And how can we stop it?
While there’s no good answer to either of those concerns, there are steps your school can take to identify safety concerns and limit risk. Here are 6 questions to consider as you assess how safe your school would be if an active shooter emergency were to occur.