History of School Violence• (go to web site)• Virginia Tech (April 23, 2007)• Sandy Hook Elementary (December 14, 2012)• Columbine High School (April 20, 1999)
Key Items Main Office Classroom• Classroom Roster • Classroom Rosters• Office Bag • Flip Chart• Intercom • Red and Green Cards• Locked Doors to the School• Evacuation Folder • Locked Classroom Doors• Yearbook • Windows (Door and Walls)• Portable Megaphone • Radios –P.E. / recess• Radios • Cell Phone• Phones• Cell Phone
Lockdowns Hard Soft• Get all students out of • Get all students out of the Hallway. the Hallway.• Close doors, shades, • Close doors lights • Student Head Count• Student Head Count • Problem around the• Place all students in School such as wild safest area of the room animal, incident, out of sight. weather, fugitive, or• Red Card / Green Card school search, etc.• Student Head Count • Keep teaching• All Clear – admin/police • All Clear – admin/police
What We Know…• Prior to most incidents, the attacker told someone about his idea or plan.• Incidents of targeted violence at school are rarely impulsive.• There is no accurate or useful profile of “the school shooter.”• Most attackers had used guns previously and had access to guns.• Most shooting incidents were not resolved by law enforcement intervention.
What We Know…• In many cases, other students were involved in some capacity.• In a number of cases, bullying played a key role in the decision to attack.• Most attackers engaged in some behavior prior to the incident that caused concern or indicated a need for help.
What can WE do now?• Vigilant• Work together-Wings, section of the hallways• Ask more questions• Classroom procedures and routines• Demand time in meetings for school safety• What if …?
Next Steps• Organize your materials (School & Classroom)• Practice without students• Practice with students• Practice with Law Enforcement• Practice what if…?• Routines and Procedures