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Back to Basics - Essentials of School Safety in the 2021-22 School Year

A few months into the year, we’re battling an uptick in fights and weapons that’s causing a wave of fear and anxiety across campuses. At the same...

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Best Practices for Earthquake Safety in Schools - At-A-Glance

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), there were more than 1600 earthquakes of a 5.0 or higher magnitude in 2019, resulting in...

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At-A-Glance: Fire

The next topic of our At-A-Glance series is the next most direct and simple emergency to handle: a fire on campus. 

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At-A-Glance: Lockdowns

Lockdowns are scenarios in which campus is called to stop all movement on and off of campus because of a direct or nearby threat to staff and/or...

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Are You Ready To Shakeout?

With 330 million people living and working in the United States, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a...

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Joffe's Perspective on the Lockdown Drill Report

Every decision a school makes centers on this equation - is this what’s best for the community? Of course, it’s a complex world and these decisions...

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It Might Not Feel Like It, But...

It is absolutely normal to be concerned about things that are statistically unlikely to happen. Anyone watching me white-knuckle the armrest during...

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Keeping Students Engaged in Emergency Drills

Emergency drills have become a controversial or at least widely discussed topic in school safety for a myriad of reasons. If done purposelessly or...

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