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Friday, February 23, 2018 2:58 PM

Dr. Paul Healey, PA Principals Association Executive Director, talks about the issue of School Safety in this Webinar.

The resources discussed in the Webinar have been posted on our website at www.paprincipals.org

Click here for YouTube video.

 
Friday, February 23, 2018 2:16 PM

Below are various resources that may be useful to you as a school administrator on the issue of school safety.

Alert- Lockdown- Inform – Counter – Evacuate (A.L.I.C.E.) - www.alicetraining.com

https://www.alicetraining.com/resources/item/8928/?portfolioCats=145%2C146%2C143%2C147%2C144%2C148

https://www.alicetraining.com/resources/item/8930/?portfolioCats=145%2C146%2C143%2C147%2C144%2C148

https://www.alicetraining.com/resources/item/guide-preventing-responding-school-violence-2nd-edition/?portfolioCats=145%2C146%2C143%2C147%2C144%2C148

https://www.alicetraining.com/resources/item/active-shooter-how-to-respond/?portfolioCats=145%2C146%2C143%2C147%2C144%2C148

https://www.alicetraining.com/resources/item/7-tips-for-classroom-setup/?portfolioCats=145%2C146%2C143%2C147%2C144%2C148

https://www.alicetraining.com/resources/item/planning-response-active-shooter-interagency-security-committee-policy-best-practices-guide/?portfolioCats=145%2C146%2C143%2C147%2C144%2C148

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Resources for Helping Kids After a Shooting

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/shooting-resources

Center for Safe Schools and Communities

School Safety and Youth Violence Prevention Services http://www.safeschools.info/content/SchoolSafetyAndYouthViolencePreventionServices.pdf

Emergency Response and Crisis Management for Schools and Communities http://www.safeschools.info/content/ERCMBrochure.pdf

PA Emergency Management Association (PEMA)

All_Hazards School Planning Tookit (PDF and Word) http://www.pema.pa.gov/planningandpreparedness/communityandstateplanning/Pages/All-Hazards-School-Safety-Planning-Toolkit.aspx

Hazard Vulnerability Analysis http://www.pema.pa.gov/planningandpreparedness/communityandstateplanning/Pages/Hazard-Vulnerability.aspx

PA State Police (PSP) – PA Department of Homeland Security

School Safety Report
http://www.psp.pa.gov/public-safety/Documents/RVAT%20School%20Safety%20Report_FINAL%20v1.2.pdf

Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

https://rems.ed.gov/docs/REMS_K-12_Guide_508.pdf

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Threat Assessment at School

http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/threat-assessment-at-school

Responding to School Violence: Tips for Administrators
http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/school-violence-prevention/responding-to-school-violence-tips-for-administrators

National School Safety Center

Free Resources - http://www.schoolsafety.us/free-resources

Responding to school walkout demonstrations -- https://rems.ed.gov/docs/LL_Vol3Issue1.pdf

            >School safety and security measures -- https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=334

            >Youth engaged for change -- https://engage.youth.gov/topic/current-events

            >Know your Rights: Student walkouts and political speech at school --

https://www.aclunc.org/sites/default/files/Youth%20?%20Know%20Your%20Rights%20to%20Protest%20and%20Walk%20Out.pdf

 
Friday, February 23, 2018 9:34 AM

"Valentine's Day was a day of love, passion and friendships as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School celebrated February 14, 2018 ..." That's how the student journalists writing for the Eagle Eye, the newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, started their story about one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history.
NPR, Feb. 22, 2018
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Friday, February 23, 2018 9:33 AM

In the week since the Florida school shooting that claimed 17 lives, Pennsylvania police forces and school districts are changing the way they respond to threats made on social media. Schools have closed and charges have been filed against teens who have made suspicious posts online.
WITF, Feb. 22, 2018
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Friday, February 23, 2018 9:32 AM

If President Trump's proposal to respond to school shootings by training and arming teachers were to be implemented in Pennsylvania, it would take amending state law restricting guns in schools and overcoming opposition from many groups.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Feb. 22, 2018
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Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:25 AM

Why would a young person threaten school violence at a time like this, with so many people fearful and hyper-vigilant following the mass shooting in Florida last week?
Pennlive.com, Feb. 22, 2018
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Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:24 AM

From the nation's capital to the hallways of the Florida Capitol, parents and students confronted lawmakers Wednesday to demand gun reform after a massacre at a high school in Parkland.
WFMZ-TV, Feb. 22, 2018
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Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:22 AM

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.
Associated Press, Feb. 22, 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:36 AM

The Pennsylvania secretary of education is speaking out about school safety after a myriad of school threats across the Midstate within the last week. Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania secretary of education, spoke about the topic with abc27News at Greenwood Middle School Tuesday during a Governor’s Cabinet in the Community Initiative.
ABC Channel 27, Feb. 21, 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:35 AM

Escalating their fight over the Pennsylvania congressional map imposed by the state Supreme Court, Republicans are preparing at least two separate legal challenges in federal court seeking to block the new district boundaries.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 20, 2018
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