Tag Archives: violence

Safety Preparedness

It is important to review the safety procedures at your school a few times a year. This includes reminding staff and teaching students about the procedures, and practicing lockdown drills, fire drills and disaster drills. Each school and district is different, so your procedures will vary, but there is one constant thing to remember: all threats should be taken seriously.…

Managing Threats Part 3: Preventing Violence and Creating Safe Schools

Part 3: School Staff- What to Do to Respond to Threats

School staff work hard to make sure that students feel safe at school. But unfortunately, while deaths occurring in schools are rare, school violence is on the increase.
PBSEverythingElem9Threats are a good indication that future violence may occur.…

Managing Threats: Preventing Violence and Creating Safe Schools

The Centers for Disease Control did a nationally representative survey in 2011 to see how much violence occurs in schools. Twenty percent of students in grades 9-12 reported that they had been bullied, 7.4% were threatened or injured with a weapon, and 12% were in a physical fight on school property in the 12 months before the survey.…

Difficult Conversations about Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri

Hands upAugust, 2014: An unarmed black teenager shot dead by a white police officer. Angry citizens marching in the streets. Violence from protesters and a militarized police force retaliating with more violence. It’s likely that your students have heard about the killing of Michael Brown and the ensuing events in Ferguson, Missouri, or that they saw it on TV or the internet.…