Preparedness for School Shootings or Terrorism

Title Abstract Publication Date
What Did We Learn From 9/11? Presents a summary of information gleaned from schools by the New York City Board of Education, after the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center. These are: 1) In a catastrophic event,... 08/31/2003
What Is Your Plan? Advises on comprehensive school disaster planning for natural disasters, terrorism, and epidemics. Examples of school plans successfully executed are included. 11/30/2009
What Will You Do? Effective Responses Come From Great Preparation. Describes how a Florida school system handled a crisis effectively through thorough planning that incorporated the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 06/30/2009
When Parents Need to Know. Advises on mass notification systems, describing how to determine the right capacity, suggesting wording for emergency notification messages, approaches to man-made and natural threats, and creative... 04/30/2011
When Seconds Count. Discusses elements of an effective campus emergency plan, including widespread participation of and coordination between the occupants and local officials, practicing drills, and mass-notification... 08/31/2008
When Terrorism Comes to School: The Sky Is Not Falling. Describes recent notable terrorist attacks on schools, but cautions against alarm, because these events are still extremely rare. 10/31/2004
Who Is In Charge? Emphasizes the necessity for a person in charge in higher education campus emergencies. Whether or not this is a designated position or duties assigned to an existing position is discussed, as are... 06/30/2011
Wisconsin's Safe Schools. Describes Wisconsin's program to train school personnel to in turn train district staff to assess their facilities and be better aware of school security issues. 04/30/2006
With the Public's Knowledge, We Can Make Sheltering in Place Possible. Identifies serious and unanticipated problems that currently make it neither feasible nor safe for many people to shelter in place in case of an emergency. The report is based on two years' work... 12/31/2006
Working with Students with Disabilities in a Disaster. Advises on the accommodation of the disabled during a disaster, covering levels and types of disabilities, special equipment and supplies to have on hand for the disabled, and procedures for working... 12/31/2005
Y.I.K.E.S. Your Inventory for Keeping Everyone Safe: Planning Guide for Emergency Response Planning in Child Care Planning Guide. Serves as a tool for emergency response planning in child care programs. This guide provides basic emergency preparedness and planning information that can be customized to fit the size and needs of... 12/31/2004
You Can Prevent Most School Shootings. Discusses techniques to prevent school shootings, including policy changes, visual screenings, metal detection, trained dogs, and armed officers. 10/31/2006
Your Attention, Please. Reviews technological enhancements to school public address systems that coordinate class bells, two-way communication to classrooms, emergency communication, and wireless clocks. 02/28/2009
Your Key to Effective Lockdowns. Advises on strategies to create an effective campus lockdown policy. Lockdown protocols should address various scenarios, involve all campus and local law enforcement stakeholders, identify securable... 08/31/2008
Your Mass Notification Cheat Sheet. Presents a detailed table that outlines strengths and weakness of 17 types of audible, electronic, and visual emergency alert modalities. 04/30/2008