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The Benefits Teachers See in ALICE Training

The Benefits Teachers See in ALICE Training

With incidents of school violence and shooters seemingly occurring more often every year, complacency in school security should be constantly challenged.

Ellen Gnadt, a teacher in Illinois reveals, “sadly, nothing much has changed since we were in school, and the lockdown procedures are pretty much the same.”

How Districts Can Raise Funds for School Security

How Districts Can Raise Funds for School Security
While security should be a given for any school, we recognize that security improvements sometimes require funds that school districts simply don’t have today. Here are some creative and effective ways to raise money to enhance your school’s security...

Six Tips for More Effective School Lockdown Procedures By: Eric Phillipson

Six Tips for More Effective School Lockdown Procedures By: Eric Phillipson

Here are some evidence based best practices you can incorporate into your school to enhance the safety of your students and staff:

  1. Be Direct – Don’t Use Code Words
Code words, especially in emergency situations, tend to confuse rather than inform...

Stay Safe and Secure this Holiday Season!

Stay Safe and Secure this Holiday Season!
With the weather turning colder and smiles getting brighter, the holiday season is here. Last minute shopping and holiday parties mean more time than usual away from the home, providing burglars ample opportunities to damper your festivities. With more cheer comes time for more precaution. Here are some simple ways to keep your home and belongings safe this holiday season.

How to Stay Safe and Alert on College Campuses

How to Stay Safe and Alert on College Campuses
College campuses are meant to be a place for higher education and growth. However, campuses are becoming playgrounds for theft, assaults, and violent situations. It has become more crucial than ever for college students across the nation to learn the importance of personal safety and self-protection. We had the opportunity to talk with Officer Greiter of the Iowa State University Police Department on ways to make sure students and faculty can be safe, cautious, and protected while on campus.

Six Steps to Better Prepare Your School for an Emergency

Six Steps to Better Prepare Your School for an Emergency
During an emergency, every second counts. For the month of September, the Nation was challenged to prepare, evaluate, and raise awareness on the importance of emergency preparedness. All month long, schools, workplaces, family homes, and communities were encouraged to share their plans and explore new resources. As National Preparedness Month has come to a close, it is important for leaders in our school systems to consistently evaluate and practice their emergency plans throughout the year.

How to be Proactive Against an Active Shooter

How to be Proactive Against an Active Shooter
In a world that is becoming more and more violent we see active shooters in businesses, malls, schools, colleges, movie theaters, airports, churches, parking garages or any place people gather. Most know the three tenants of an active shooter response: Run, Hide, Fight, but what can you do prepare yourself in your place of business or while out in public? We are going to run through all three of these but will highlight the Fight part as it pertains to the actual active shooter, Esteban Santiago at Fort Lauderdale Airport.