Top Campus Safety Blogs of 2013

Here are the most-read Campus Safety magazine blogs from this past year.

Here are the most-read Campus Safety magazine blogs from this past year.

More Guns On Campus Won’t Make Schools More Secure

  • Improved access control, locks and audible alarms, however, can lower your risk.

Verbal De-Escalation Techniques Save Lives

  • Electronic security equipment, weapons and emergency preparedness drills aren’t the only tools you can use to protect your campus.

Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Recommends Myriad School Security Upgrades

  • Recommendations pertaining to school design, access control, emergency plans, training, video surveillance and first responder participation directly apply to K-12 and higher ed institutions.

Preparing for the Threat of a School Bus Hijacking

  • Drivers must be prepared mentally for these situations and conduct drills to reinforce proper procedures.

The Next Time a Teacher Accidentally Shoots a Student

  • Lawsuits, political firestorms and emotional turmoil will be just a few of the unintended consequences if schools allow teachers and staff to carry concealed weapons.

When Dealing With the Homeless, Attitude Is Everything

  • Adjusting our perceptions of the homeless and other at-risk individuals just might improve our interactions with them.

The Plan in a Can – Unreliable and Vulnerable in Court

  • Be sure to tailor your crisis plan to your campus’ specific needs.

Conflicting Active Shooter Training Concepts Cause Confusion

  • Uniform training and protocols will ensure everyone will know how to respond appropriately to a gunman.

Key Takeaways from the Sandy Hook Elementary School Mass Shooting Report

  • These are some of the key points from the Nov. 25 Newtown, Conn., school shooting report that apply to K-12 school design, lockdown, evacuation and emergency notification.

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