When a disturbing note was discovered in a high school restroom, the Peters Township School District of McMurray, Pa., responded by putting the campus’ safety preparedness plans and procedures into action.
Experience has shown that multidisciplinary assessment teams more accurately evaluate threats than individuals doing evaluations on their own. Creating this type of panel is one significant step your campus can take to avert disasters.
With widespread usage of Web-based social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace at schools and colleges of all sizes, we’ve entered a new era in the evolution of stalking. Proactive campus safety professionals need to alert youth to the many unintended negative consequences of openly exchanging personal information.
Upgrading your two-way radio systems as well as preparing the networks and personnel supporting your emergency communications will give you greater confidence that they will come through when disaster strikes.