Preparing for the Unthinkable: An Active Shooting in a School

This presentation will address the range of things that can be done to prevent an active shooter event and respond to one that occurs.

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Overview:

An active shooter event can occur anywhere; not just in schools.  What are the things you can and should do in each of the four phases of a crisis (i.e., prevent/deter, respond, mitigate and recover)? Complicating the issue is the fact that different individuals in your institution have different goals and these goals may vary over time.  For instance, a school’s PIO is worried about reputation, the school attorney worries about liability, facilities worry about the restoration of services, the registrar thinks about whether enrollment will drop and the financial officer worries about whether refunds will be needed to students who missed classes.

This free webinar will address the range of things that can be done to prevent an active shooter event and respond to one that occurs.

Takeaways:

  • Why civilians have a key role to play in preventing an active shooter and what they can do.
  • Attendees will broaden their focus on an active shooter event beyond the response phase.
  • All members of the campus community have a role to play in any active event.  Specific roles will be identified.
  • Attendees will learn how to run, how to hide, and how to fight in order to survive.
  • Attendees will learn the major factors governing how to develop a personal survival plan for any location.

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Presented by Lt. John Weinstein

John Weinstein is the Lieutenant/Commander, Strategic Planning and Outreach at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). He has a PhD in international politics and is a nationally recognized expert in nuclear weapons command/control. He contributes regularly to Campus Safety by presenting in the Campus Safety Conferences and participating on the Advisory Board.

 

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