Preparedness for School Shootings or Terrorism

Title Abstract Publication Date
2002 School Resource Officer Survey. Final Report on the 2nd Annual National Survey of School-Based Police Officers. Findings from a survey conducted by the National Association of School Resource Officers show the vulnerability of schools. An overwhelming majority of school-based police officers feel that their... 09/24/2002
A Biosecurity Checklist for School Foodservice Programs: Developing A Biosecurity Management Plan. Offers information on developing a plan and checklists for storage areas, hazardous chemicals, foodservice equipment, foodservice and food preparation areas, areas outside the school building, water... 12/31/2003
A Holistic Approach to Mass Notification. Cites disadvantages to audio mass notification, and advocates strategically placed visual alerting and smart LED signage in campus high traffic and gathering areas. 12/31/2007
A Measured Approach. Reviews recent deadly shootings at schools and suggests prevention and crisis management measures. These include observation and reporting of suspicious behavior, as well as formulating lockdown and... 11/30/2006
A Phased Approach to Campus Safety and Security Planning. Describes a phased-in approach to campus security at South Texas College. Phase one included threat assessment based on statistics, information from campus focus groups and cooperation with local... 10/31/2007
A Plan of Your Own. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., many anxious educators worried whether schools and universities might become targets of similar... 01/31/2005
Advice for Safeguarding Buildings Against Chemical or Biological Attack. This web site is intended for emergency personnel and for building operators. It contains current advice for dealing with a biological or chemical release in a building. Immediate actions that should... 12/31/2004
After Va. Tech, Campuses Rush to Add Alert Systems. Reviews combinations of low- and high-tech alerting techniques that are rapidly being deployed on college campuses in response to recent violent incidents. Challenges in getting students to sign up... 10/04/2007
Alert! Presents an interview with John Turner of Brandeis University that describes the mass notification systems and strategies used by the school. Software selection and implementation, coordination with... 11/30/2008
All-Hazards Campus Safety: From Tornadoes to Terrorism. Emphasizes the importance of a risk and vulnerability assessment before dramatic and expensive campus security measures are put in place. Four types of assessment tools are outlined, accompanied by... 10/31/2005
Arizona School Site Emergency Response Plan Template. Provides school districts with comprehensive guidelines to follow in case of any of nineteen types of emergencies. Checklists, communication instructions, staff responsibilities, job descriptions,... 08/31/2006
As Alert Issued, Schools Urged To Review Security. Security experts are advising schools to review and practice their crisis plans and to communicate emergency procedures to parents and students in response to warnings to the nation of an increased... 02/18/2003
At the Ready: Planning for Business Continuity. Advises on disaster response for school systems, detailing a 10-step recovery system developed by the Consortium for School Networking that emphasizes business continuity, inventory and documentation... 04/30/2011
Be Prepared. Discusses evacuation plans for college campuses, keeping all types of natural and man- made threats in mind. The institution's plan, to be reviewed by local emergency responders, should include... 04/30/2007
Best Practices Breakdown. Lists ten best practices in campus emergency text messaging. 04/30/2008
Beyond Fire Drills. Discusses new and complex natural and man-made threats to school safety, citing statistics indicating a widespread lack of preparedness. Tools and resources to assist with disaster mitigation and... 09/30/2006
Biological and Chemical Impact to Educational Facilities. Discusses preparing an educational facility to address the threat of biological or chemical terrorism, including understanding the potential impact, implementing information and communication systems... 02/28/2002
Bioterror Brigade. Discusses isolation, HVAC and other safety requirements for laboratories where biohazards are handled. 08/31/2005
Bioterrorism: A Guide for Facility Managers. Protecting a building and its occupants from chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) attacks that are designed to disrupt and/or destroy operations is becoming an increasingly important priority... 12/31/2004
Bioterrorism: Averting a Crisis. Discusses how biological agents might enter a building in a terrorism event, the role of HVAC systems in excluding or at least containing biological agents, and points of an HVAC audit to determine... 01/31/2009
Building a Disaster-Resistant University. This guide is intended to support efforts by universities to reduce and manage their vulnerability to hazards. It includes a description of a disaster-resistant university; how to perform a risk... 07/31/2003
California Community Colleges Get Prepared. Profiles California's efforts to improve crisis preparedness at its community colleges. The statewide effort addressed preparedness at 109 community colleges by providing centralized assistance... 06/30/2008
Campus Emergency Management: It Takes a Village. Elaborates on themes of the varying nature of potential campus emergencies according to location, and the necessity of coordination of campus and community emergency response. The example of Virginia... 10/31/2008
Campus Public Safety Preparedness for Catastrophic Events: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes and Explosives. Presents the demographic information, chronology of priorities, emergency plans, command and coordination, equipment and logistics, communications, staff and critical incident stress management,... 12/31/2005
Campus Public Safety: Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Protective Measures. The Office for Domestic Preparedness, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has compiled suggestions for the approximately 4,000 Title IV institutions of post-secondary education in the United States... 03/31/2003