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March 2005 Edition


Safety Bulletin: March 2005
Bomb threat - Go or Stay




Monthly Safety Bulletin Providing information to Promote safe Schools and organizations


1. Bomb Threats - Should you Go or Stay?


Bomb Threats - Should you Go or Stay?A brief search of media sources reveals that US schools are evacuating at an alarming rate, costing hundreds or thousands of training days lost all due to bomb threats.  During one week in January 2005 there were 20 articles about schools being evacuated.  there must be a better way.  The FBI and ATF have developed a Bomb Threat Checklist to determine the credibility of a threat.  This same tool works well for investigation the threat to hopefully finding and convicting the perpetrator.   These are available through Keys as an other techniques for dealing with bomb threats (see Bomb Threat Training).  To read the full article, go to Evacuation.  If you schools has been victimized by repeated bomb threats, contact Keys today.



2. Terrorism Update: Breslan School Attack Analyzed


Breslan Russia School AttackThe Russian government is analyzing the terrorist attack on the school in Breslan to determine how the terrorists got inside with many weapons.  This study is critical for all schools in Russia, Europe, the United States and everywhere around the world where terrorists might attack.  Keys will present lessons learned at the SEMA/MEPA Conference in Osage Beach, MO - March 27-30, 2005.  If unable to attend, contact Keys for a Key Note Address at your Conference.  



3. Part 3 - Intensive Help for Juveniles in Crisis: a multi-part series


Residential Treatment ProgramsThis is Part 3 of the series.  You may refer to last months E-News to learn about Boot Camps & Boarding Schools.  If you need help faster, there are three trainings that help in this area; Behavioral Modification Planning, Dealing with the Teenage Years and our Alternative Learning Environment Training.


Recap:  There are 5 basic ways to get intensive help for your Teen in Crisis, they are (1) Boot Camps, (2) Boarding Schools, (3) Residential Treatment Facilitates (Programs), (4) Wilderness Programs, (5) Military Schools.  We will continue the series with:


Residential Treatment Facilitates (Programs):


The team "Residential Treatment Center" is often used to describe a program or treatment facility where a parent sends a troubled teen for therapy and treatment.  These residential treatment centers range form 6-12 month periods and sometimes longer.   These programs are designed for teens who are struggling with: drug abuse, depression, defiant, mental health issues, failing school, run away from home, motivation, self-esteem issues, adoption issues etc. Residential Treatment Centers are highly effective when coupled with the appropriate program structure and after-care plan. We at Keys recommend this type of program, although remember our one-line "System don't change people...people change people".  


There are differ types;

  • Mental Health Issues,

  • Drug Rehabilitation issues, or

  • Behavior Modification issues


To see a list of Residential Treatment Centers across the US

click here



4. Keys is Expanding: Dallas and Toronto Offices to Open Soon

Our primary operations office called Keys To Safer Schools.com National Service Center (Keys NSC) will be open for business in Dallas, Texas in the next few weeks. 

Articles This Month

- School Violence:

Bomb Threat

- Terrorism Up-Date: New light

 on Russia School Attack

- Intensive Help for Juveniles in

Crisis!:  3 of a multi-part series

- Keys is Expanding: Dallas &

Toronto Offices to open soon

- Lawsuit:  School fails to act!

- Tip for Students:

Show Respect-Get Respect

- Featured Trainers:

Meet our Keys Trainers

- Tip for Parents: How do I get my ADHD child to do anything

- Wisdom in a One Liner

- Tip for Teachers:

How to change behavior?

- Up Coming Training Calendar.
- Falling Prices! Drug Test Kits
- Co-Sponsor a Training in your
area & obtain a FREE Slot
- What Others say about Keys
- And more...

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Our lead staff at the new Keys NSC are;

  • John Marston, Keys NSC Managing Director

  • Ed Bodiford, Keys NSC Director of Operations

  • Marie Atchley, SPHR, Keys NSC Director of Administration

  • Randy Wessinger, Keys NSC Marketing Services

Watch the E-News bulletins for details. Thanks to all our clients for spreading the word and bringing about the growth that requires this move. The Dallas Office will greatly enhance Keys' ability to respond to your needs in a more timely manner. At the same time, Keys will be opening an office in Toronto, Ontario Keys To Safer Schools.com - Canada (Keys-Canada) to handle all of the training and material requests that have been pouring in from across Canada. Having an office located within Canada will greatly enhance the responsiveness to your needs.

Meet the Director of the Key-Canada location;

  • Sgt. Curtis Rutt, MB, Keys-Canada Managing Director

Again, watch the E-new for more information and thank you for your support.



5. Lawsuit alleges School employees failed to act 


LawsuitsA School District and individual employees are being sued by a student and his parents. They allege that the student who suffers with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) has been subjected to bullying and harassment from other students without intervention. This prevents, according the suit, the student from receiving an adequate education in the "least restrictive environment." The suit does not allege that individuals did anything wrong but that they failed to do anything right in protecting the student from bullies. The only defense offered by the District thus far is that their employees are not subject to lawsuit by state law. All names have been omitted as this case is pending judicial action.


If your school needs a policy, program or training on bullying checkout Bullying Stops When Respect Begins. This is not an ANTI-bullying but a behavior replacement approach that emphasizes positives. It provides schools with knowledge of the domains that allow bullying: The Bully, The Victim, The School and The Parent and the biggest segment of all: the "the stand-by and do nothings." Contact Keys today.




6. Tips for Students:  Show Respect--Get Respect.


Show Respect--Get RespectThe best way for other students to respect you is for you to demonstrate your respect for yourself and other students. When you give others the respect they deserve, they are more likely to give you respect in return.

  • When a bully learns to respect another student, he will stop bullying that student.

  • When a victim learns to respect himself, he will stop his "victimhood."

  • When by-standers lean to respect others, they will stand-up rather than stand-by.

  • When all students lean to respect their school, they (the students) will no longer tolerate bullying.

Note to parents and teachers: The only way students learn a character trait is to have it modeled before them by their significant adults. 

  To learn more about responsible students go to Kids are the Keys.



7. Featured Trainers: Meet our Trainers


Commander Steve M. Claus

Commander Steve M. ClausSteve Claus is a Commander in the Port St. Lucie Florida Police Department where he oversees community programs. He is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Academy. Commander Claus provides quality training through Keys To Safer Schools.com and most recently was the trainer for Assessing the Potentially Dangerous Student at Weatherford, TX. Keys is proud to have Commander Claus as a Member of the Team.

Richard J. Sackville, MBA, SAPA, CCDC

Richard J. Sackville, MBA, SAPA, CCDC

Richard Sackville has Master of Business Administration (MBA), Substance Abuse Program Administrator (SAPA) and is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC).  He was the Founded American Institute for a Drug Free Workplace in 1985 to serve as a battlefront for the war on drug and was the Developer of work based drug awareness program.  He is currently working out of the Keys To Safer Schools.com National Service Center (Keys NSC) in Dallas, Texas.  He is available to your School or organization to provide Drug Awareness programming or to help you develop a Specialized Business Based Drug Policy for your organization.


If you are a professional trainer looking for a platform to pursue your career and you in believe in Keys' Mission, contact Keys today to learn how to Join the Team. If you do not want to train but you believe in Keys' Mission and want to help spread the word about Keys  go to the page Join the Team and complete the information requested.

To schedule Commander Steve Claus, Richard Sackville, MBA, SAPA, CCDC or any other Professional Staff Member, email Keys at Keys@KeysToSaferSchools.com.


Click to learn more about our -> Trainers or Directors




8. Tip of the Month for Parents: How do I get my ADHD child to do anything?


ADHD ChildADHD is a frustrating disorder! The parents are tired; the teachers are stressed; and the student is discouraged by attempts to attempts to accomplish simple tasks that always result in failures. What is this all about? Why can't he get his homework? Why can't he stay in his seat for 10 minutes? Well here is a little help.

  1. Assign no more than 3 things at once, if necessary no more than 1.
  2. Time your inspections to catch him/her doing something right and praise their effort.
  3. Insure success: assign simple tasks occasionally just so they will likely succeed. 
  4. Break larger assignments into smaller increments. NOT: Clean you room. BUT: Pick up your socks.
  5. Don't give in to the temptation to complete the task yourself.
  6. Consequences apply even to ADHD kids.
  7. Unconditional love. Be sure to explain that their actions will never change your love.

It would be so great to hear from others who have struggled through the same issues and hear how they have learned to deal with these issues. Now you can through an innovative, interactive computer program on CD. Simply put the CD in your computer and it will automatically load and start. There will be a screen with several choices of situations. Click on the one that interests you and suddenly there is someone on the screen (via state of the art DVD video) talking to you about this issue. There is even a short quiz with immediate feed back about your answers. Student, parent or teacher will find this to be an exciting new tool in dealing with ADHD. At just $39.95 for the CD and Workbook, this is one of the best products for the lowest price that you will find. To learn more or to order, go to: https://keystosaferschools.com/MaterialsOrderingPg6.htm#ADHD


Download a National Report on ADHD - Click Here

Having trouble and need one-on-one help - Contact Keys Experts for advice



9. One-liner of the Month:

  • "It takes more than a good memory to have good memories"

  • Unknown

  • Send us your favorite one-liner today and look for it in future editions. https://keystosaferschools.com/Contact_Us_Sweepstakes.htm




    10. Tip of the Month for Teachers:  How to Change Behavior ?

    Resources for TeachersSome students need help in learning new behaviors that are better accepted by others and more productive for them. Here are some basic guidelines:

    • Identify inappropriate behavior, then prioritize them
    • Select one behavior that is near the top
    • Find the Bottom line--are there precipitating causes for this behavior
    • Find key motivators
    • Enlist help of student, parent, counselors and others
    • Develop positive and negative consequences
    • Use a written contract

    For help in changing students self-defeating beliefs, contact Keys today or check out these trainings:



    11. Training Opportunities


    Training for StaffMark these on your calendar and register today or call or email to set up a training at your school or in your community.


    Schedule or Co-Sponsor a training for you School or Community--email or call (800)504-7355




    12. Check out Keys Falling Prices on our Drug Test Kits


        Keys has dropped prices on all Drug Tester - Check it out.


    Parents, looking for a way to help your teen stay away from drugs or does your teen already have a drug problem and you are trying to help?  Parent's try using these Drug Test Kits in conjunction with your personal family drug policy to help your children stay off or away from drugs, alcohol and tobacco.  Parents are you concern about Date Rape Drugs?  Is your young adult going to College and you want to help them.  Keys has Date Rape Tester available now...check them out.  See links below.

    Or for information on large quantity discounts for Schools, Organization, Juvenile Courts, Business or others call Keys for a quote.  Contact us today at (800) 504-7355 or email us at the address below to set up your account for using Purchase Orders.



    13. Co-sponsor a Training Seminar.  https://keystosaferschools.com/CoSponsoranEvent.htm 


    Would you like to have a training event in your school or local area but fear that you do not have the participation or budget to do so? Keys has a program just for you!  Co-sponsoring one of these trainings in your area.  We will bring the training to you and provide you with a Free Slot.  This would cut travel costs, hotel expenses, work days lost travel to and from event, food costs, car expenses, and you get a Free Slot out of it, too.  Again, what we look for in selecting a site are;

    • A site large enough to hold about 50-100 attendees,
    • A school willing to Co-Sponsor it...there are no costs in sponsoring it (see Co-Sponsoring guidelines),
    • Close to an Airport or a hub district for other school districts in the area,
    • A school willing to be a gracious host to others who attend and
    • a willingness to help us get the word out to surrounding schools/organizations in the area.

    It is a Win - Win arrangement.  If anyone has questions or desires more information about this training opportunity contact us (800)504-7355.



    14.  What Others Say About Keys To Safer Schools.com -https://keystosaferschools.com/WhatOthersAreSaying.htm


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    What Others Say About Us! The best advertisement is word of mouth. We truly appreciate the many kind and encouraging words said about us by those of you who have attended one of our training's or received another service from us. Those who are considering one of our services might find it helpful to review some of these comments. Please feel free to contact any of them that you recognize. If you have a comment about Keys To Safer Schools.com and would like to share it with others, please email it to us and we will place it on the site. To read some comments click here ->https://keystosaferschools.com/WhatOthersAreSaying.htm



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