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Guy Bliesner

Guy Bliesner is a School Security Analyst for the Idaho Office of School Safety and Security.

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Read: 4 Ways Schools Can Avoid Coronavirus Liability Landmines This Fall

4 Ways Schools Can Avoid Coronavirus Liability Landmines This Fall

Schools must do all they can to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on their school community. Equally, they must limit the liability exposure for their staff and the institution. These are not mutually exclusive goals.

Read: Reunification Realities: 7 Lessons Learned from a School Active Shooter Exercise

Reunification Realities: 7 Lessons Learned from a School Active Shooter Exercise

Here’s what one community learned about reuniting students with their parents after it conducted an active shooter exercise with first responders and community volunteers.

Read: Surveillance vs. Supervision: Understand the Difference

Surveillance vs. Supervision: Understand the Difference

Combining security cameras with adult staff who can intervene during incidents and provide pupils with “teachable moments” will optimize the effectiveness of cameras and personnel.

Negligent Discharges: A Real Risk If We Allow Guns on Campus

Schools must look at the risk management implications associated with concealed carry laws and the unintentional discharge of firearms.

School Security: A Framework for Collaboration

When considering their campus protection efforts, practitioners should consider the five Ds: Deter, Detect, Delay, Deny and Defend.

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