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Tragedy can strike at a moments: Vol. 113

SchoolShootingsSAFER SCHOOLS NEWS-VOL. 113


Tragedy can strike at a moments
notice and decisions must be made quickly that can have life altering impact

PDS2[1]New Orleans Schools: KatrinaElliot Rodgers California Rampage, Conway School CrisisFort Hood, Navy Yard, Franklin Regional High School’s Stabbing SpreeVirginia TechColumbine High School in ColoradoSandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut,  and Beslan Russia School Hostage.

While some tragedy’s happen suddenly, such as a;

katrina_mother_350come with some notice such as a;


chemical Plant next to School

chemical Plant next to School

Regardless of the type of tragedy, schools and organizations must be prepared to cope and respond quickly.  Individuals under others care, are depending on them to recover and continue to provide and environment where they can work, learn and thrive.  Plans must be in place, clear systems that will easily be followed by all involved from:

  • School Administration through teachers, bus drivers, hall attendants to substitute teachers (Flip Charts).
  • Business Leaders through staff, customers, and by-standers

Every effort must be made to be prepared to make sound decisions, prior to the emergency or crisis.


Learn more about the Multi-Hazard Emergency/Crisis Response Process