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Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

Report Shows Arapahoe High School Shooter Was on 10 Year Project to Exact Revenge

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Campus Safety Insights, Emergency Preparedness

On October 10th, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office released the investigative summary relating to the December 2013 shooting at Arapahoe High School that claimed the life of 17 year old Claire Davis. The findings in the 37 page report were supported in part by approximately 4,000 documents, over 200 interviews and the collection and analysis of over 200 items of evidence. A disturbing takeaway from the report is the documented history of inappropriate and alarming behavior the 18 year old shooter, Karl Pierson, exhibited long before the...

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Ebola, EV-D68 or the Flu: 10 Ways You Can Utilize an Emergency Notification System During an Outbreak

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Emergency Preparedness, Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

This year we’ve seen the deadly Ebola virus arrive in America, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) rapidly spread across 43 states and the District of Columbia, and the highest number of cases of Measles since elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000. While the odds are very slim that we would experience a widespread outbreak of Ebola, the case in Dallas should, however, serve as a wakeup call that emergency response plans need to include protocols for responding to all types of outbreaks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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Preventing School Violence: 10 Methods Any School Can Afford

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 in Campus Safety Insights

A former police officer and domestic violence investigator, Steve Albrecht, D.B.A, has outlined 10 practical low cost ways for schools to stem school violence. Having a full time police officer on site, screening every visitor, issuing key cards to each student and installing expensive camera and panic alarm systems are ideal but few school districts can afford to implement them. The author outlines the steps that any K-12 school can take to better utilize existing security systems, school staff, and local police to help prevent these rare but...

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Bullying Doubles the Likelihood That a Student Will Bring a Weapon to School

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Campus Safety Insights

Students bringing weapons to school are a serious problem. It is surprising to learn that about 750,000 of them do so each month. Of this number 200,000 are doing so in response to bullying. This was discovered from a study of 15,000 high school students in the Centers for Disease Control’s 2011 Youth Risk Surveillance System Survey. The severity of the bullying relates positively to the likelihood  a student will come to school armed.   It is important to note that the Youth Risk Surveillance System Survey study “shows that...

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Active Shooter Incidents Are Increasing According to Newly Released FBI Study

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Emergency Preparedness, Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

On September 24th the FBI released “A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013” that examines the 160 Active Shooter Incidents that have occurred over the last 14 years. Included in the study are the incidents that occurred at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Fort Hood, the Aurora (Colorado) Cinemark Century 16 movie theater, the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, and the Washington Navy Yard. According to Special Agent Katherine Schweit, head of the FBI’s Active...

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