Preparedness for School Shootings or Terrorism

Title Abstract Publication Date
Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment For Schools. Offers a workbook to identify and assess hazards to school property and occupants in order to develop a more thorough emergency response plan. 10/31/2006
Homeland Security for Schools: Threat Status Alert Worksheet. This worksheet includes suggested actions for schools based on general recommendations from the Homeland Security Department according to the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System Designation. 12/31/2003
Homeland Security Hits Home. This discusses how the war in Iraq and a Code Orange alert brought tighter facility security. Facilities managers took small, sometimes temporary steps intended to make it a bit harder to get into... 04/30/2003
Homeland Security: The Role of Schools in a Post 9/11 Environment. Many of the strategies that would be used in a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or tornado, have significant application for managing the effects of a terrorist attack involving explosions or... 12/31/2002
How Prepared Are America's Colleges and Universities for Major Crises? Outlines a set of recommendations to college and university leaders and governing bodies on how to develop crisis-management systems to ensure that their institutions are as well prepared as possible... 10/31/2011
How to Cope With Terrorism & Violence in our Schools. Researchers who completed a recent study on school emergency preparedness recommend that each school system develop customized guidelines that can be incorporated into a comprehensive plan that best... 02/29/2000
In Case of Disaster: Emergency Operations Centers. Discusses higher education emergency operations centers (EOCs), addressing how they can be economically set up in existing facilities, and how they should be equipped and staffed. Examples from three... 10/31/2010
Incident Command Systems: Because Life Happens. Discusses the National Emergency Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICD). Advice on assembling and managing an emergency response team, as well as responding to a variety of... 04/30/2011
Incorporation of Shelter into Schools. Discusses ways that shelter against nuclear attack can be incorporated economically in school construction without detriment to the education program. To this end it will discuss the problems that... 10/31/1962
Indiana School Safety Plan. Outlines the elements of a school safety plan and recommends additional resources. 12/31/1999
Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School. Examines the history of terrorism attacks at schools from a 1970 incident in Israel to the present. Chapters advise on the tendencies of terrorists, public reaction to terrorism, school buses and... 12/31/2004
International Meeting on Helping Schools Prepare for and Respond to Terrorist Attacks. Proceedings of an international meeting focusing on helping schools plan and respond to terrorist attacks. The meeting took place on February 13 and 14, 2002, in Washington, D.C., and was hosted by... 02/12/2002
Introduction to NBC Terrorism. An Awareness Primer and Preparedness Guide for Emergency Responders. This primer in intended to provide an awareness-level introduction to the subject of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons (NBC) for first responders and community officials who need to be ready... 10/14/2001
Is It an Emergency if No One is Listening? Discusses implementation of emergency alert systems at Jackson State and Lewis and Clark College. Prudent engagement of the system during incidents and frustration with low number of students and... 05/31/2010
It Takes a Community. Reviews Spokane's effective school emergency preparedness plan, which is coordinated with first responders, uses custom software, and has proved valuable in actual emergencies. Five steps to... 09/30/2006
Joining Forces. Highlights programs at Virginia Tech, Boston University, Bryant University, Kent State University, and the University of Philadelphia, that strengthen ties and cooperation between college and... 05/31/2009
Keeping Students Safe Four part story: College Campus Shootings Prompt New Emergency Preparedness Steps; Public Safety, Police And Security Professionals Can Help Assess Campus Security Threats; Campus Layout Can Help... 06/30/2012
Keeping the Community in the Know. Discusses mass notification systems for schools, which are more frequently being used for everyday, non-emergency communication. Internet-based services do not require hardware, software, or... 07/31/2009
Keeping the Madness at Bay. In the first of a series on terrorism's affect on higher education, college officials describe security steps their schools are taking against terror attacks. 11/30/2001
Keeping Watch. Presents a series of safety questions for school administrators to ask concerning school access points, visitor management, electronic surveillance, equipment security, IT security, environmental... 08/31/2006
Kentucky Center for School Safety. Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from Attacks. This webpage provides a variety of resources to help prepare for, respond, and recover from crises, including a school biological/chemical terrorist response plan, tips for principals, and... 12/31/2002
Macon State College Emergency Response Plan. Lists this college's emergency procedures for explosions, aircraft crashes, fires, earthquakes, storms, snow, ice, floods, hazardous materials spills, bomb threats, violence or criminal behavior... 05/24/2005
Mass Notification for Higher Education. Discusses essential considerations when designing a campus-wide mass notification system, and the pros and cons of current notification systems. 06/30/2010
Mass-Casualty Events at Schools: A National Preparedness Survey. Presents the results of a survey of U.S. school superintendents assessing preparedness for prevention of and response to a mass-casualty event. From 2137 responses, 86.3% superintendents reported... 12/31/2005
Memo to Staff. Advises on how to enlist the awareness and participation of custodial, administrative, teaching, food service, and nursing staff, as well as students in the security preparation of a school. 06/30/2008

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