Educators, administrators, first responders and law enforcement officials all recently met at Atkins High School to discuss, plan and test their school safety plans.
Whether it’s called a command center, dispatch control, security monitoring room or security operations center (SOC), each campus needs a dedicated space where security officials and dispatchers can convene in an effort to effectively respond to incidents as they arise.
The average school shooting lasts only 12.5 minutes, which means that every second counts when getting the closest responders to the greatest point of need.
Imagine a crisis hits right where you are: a natural disaster, active shooting, gas leak or other emergency that puts you at risk for harm.
Safe and Sound Schools is hosting The “Good Days” Tour campaign and contest this year to encourage high school students to assess their school culture, and teach the connection between a great school culture and overall school safety.
A report that was recently released by a statewide grand jury chastises Florida school districts for failing to comply with safety measures that were set out after the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Although lawmakers have approved a number of laws in order to increase school safety, the size and scope of Texas might put a damper of quick implementation.
Last week, two parents from Stand With Parkland testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs asking for help to increase school safety.
The governor of Louisiana has declared a statewide emergency as several school systems have been attacked by malware. Officials are currently trying to see if any other agencies are affected, but the threat is ongoing.
Earlier this week, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office participated in an active shooter drill at Yulee High School, next to Yulee middle school. After the drill, the officers will meet and discuss what needs to change to ensure a proper response.