“ Today at about 12:20pm, I was sitting in my office. I got up and walked into the front main lobby. I then walked into the cafeteria because some of the kids were getting excited because of the wind and the rain, and were standing up.
About 10 seconds later, the glass from the outside wall came flying into the room in sheets and went halfway across the cafeteria. I started toward the wall…to get the kids out…when the entire wall came down into the cafeteria onto the students.”
A plan for the review and conduct of drills and exercises to test the emergency response plan, including the use of tabletop exercises, in coordination with emergency responders and preparedness officials
Hazard: Something that is potentially dangerous or harmful, often the root cause of an unwanted outcome.
Human-Caused Hazard : A hazard that arises from deliberate, intentional human actions to threaten or harm the well-being of others. Examples include school violence, terrorist acts, or sabotage .
Natural Hazard: A hazard related to weather patterns and/or physical characteristics of an area. Often natural hazards occur repeatedly in the same geographical locations .
Technological Hazard: A hazard originating from technological or industrial accidents, infrastructure failures, or certain human activities . These hazards may cause loss of life or injury, property damage, social and economic disruption, or environmental degradation, and often come with little to no warning.
February 2009 – Clarence, NY Continental Connection Flight 3407 (Colgan Air)
Pine Plains man charged with kidnapping after holding school principal hostage
PINE PLAINS – Police have charged Chris Craft, 42, of Pine Plains with Kidnapping in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and criminal trespass in the first degree after he took a shotgun into Stissing Mountain Middle School in Pine Plains on Tuesday morning and held the principal hostage.
Craft walked into the school around 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun hidden on him in pieces. He reassembled it in a bathroom and went looking for Principal Robert Hess. He found him and took him hostage until he was talked into surrendering by a police negotiator.