Should School Resource Officers Have Rifles Stored on Campus?

Tell your school to take our Active Shooters Course. Are you a Parent? Take our Active Shooter Course designed for you. The number of school shooter incidents is rising every year. Local law enforcement and school officials are considering new and innovative approaches to grapple with these serious events. One approach they are trying is Read more about Should School Resource Officers Have Rifles Stored on Campus?[…]

Loco Parentis – Don’t Go Beyond the Law

For many years I have been advising schools on the rights governed under loco parentis. In Latin, the term means “in place of a parent.” It is a basic tenet of student and childcare throughout federal and state law. California public schools have many regulations around the safety and security of children under their care. Read more about Loco Parentis – Don’t Go Beyond the Law[…]

SB 906 And Its Potential Impact On Schools

  California is taking proactive measures to protect school sites from potential acts of homicidal violence. The Legislature passed SB 906 last year, and Gov. Newsom signed it into law in July 2022. This groundbreaking legislation aims to ensure the safety of students by mandating reporting of homicidal threats made by students in grades 6 Read more about SB 906 And Its Potential Impact On Schools[…]

Your lack of participation kills us all

I understand why you may not want to participate in an emergency drill. I can see you feeling it’s a bit much between fire and earthquake drills and lockdown events. Perhaps you think the number of drills your school conducts is far more than needed for the risk of that emergency happening. Or, in the Read more about Your lack of participation kills us all[…]

Shooting in St. Louis exemplifies key training points

Another shooting rocked educators and the United States on Monday. This time, the shooting occurred in St. Louis, Missouri. It just so happens that I grew up in St. Louis, and my nieces and nephews reside in and go to school there. Thinking of them makes my heart bleed even more when I hear of Read more about Shooting in St. Louis exemplifies key training points[…]

Where you get your online safety training matters.

It’s your job as a risk manager to find the appropriate training for your people. In today’s virtual, online world, much of that training is available at the click of a mouse button. While we always advocate for the value of in-person training, we understand that the convenience of online training makes it an invaluable Read more about Where you get your online safety training matters.[…]

Old technology is the key to increasing cover against active shooters

Tell your school to take our Active Shooters Course. Are you a Parent? Take our Active Shooter Course designed for you. It is easy to fall in love with new technology. A fancy gadget might provide some new capability you have never had before. An upgraded app or model could allow you to work faster. Read more about Old technology is the key to increasing cover against active shooters[…]

Taking control – safety, transgenderism and dress codes

Warning – Potential Offensive Content We apologize in advance for the content here. The purpose is to advise on risk management issues your agency may face.   A high school teacher in Canada has received much media attention for her decision to wear attire some consider to be questionable while teaching. Kayla Lemieux of Oakville Read more about Taking control – safety, transgenderism and dress codes[…]

Don’t ever do this during an active shooter drill

Tell your school to take our Active Shooters Course. Are you a Parent? Take our Active Shooter Course designed for you.   Active shooter events are, by nature, loud, violent, and traumatic experiences. It makes sense then that some trainers look to duplicate that in their active shooter drills. They believe that making the training Read more about Don’t ever do this during an active shooter drill[…]