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School Security Topics of Interest

U.S. Secret Service

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative (U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Secret Service: first report and conclusions drawn from high-profile school shootings.)

Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates (U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Secret Service: second report and conclusions drawn from high-profile school shootings.)


Federal Bureau of Investigation

The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective (FBI: " ... presents a systematic procedure for threat assessment and intervention."


Department of Justice

Indicators of School Crime and Safety (U.S. Department of Justice: "The safety of our students, teachers, and staff at our nation's schools continues to be an issue of paramount importantce."

The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools (U.S. Department of Justice: National Institute of Justice)

Research Report: The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in Schools (U.S. Department of Justice)

School Violence (Justice Talking, NPR: "The school shooting in an Amish community near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, points out that school violence can occure anywhere in the nation... but will lock-downs, random searches and metal detectors make students safer?"

A Guide to Developing, Maintaining, and Succeeding with Your Schoold Resource Officer Program (U.S. Department of Justice)


U.S. Department of Education

Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2006 (U.S. Department of Education: " ... designed to provide a brief summary of information from an array of data sources and to make data on national school crime and safety accessible to policymakers, educators, parents, and the general public."

Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities (U.S. Department of Education)


National Crime Prevention Council

School Safety and Security Toolkit: A Guide for Parents, Schools, and Communities (National Crime Prevention Council)

Making Children, Familes, and Communities Safer (National Crime revention Council)

Stopping School Violence (National Crime Prevention Council)


Other Reports on School Safety

School Security Technologies (Connecticut Department of Education)

Guidance Document for School Safety Plans (University of the State of New York. School safety plan provides a framework for the school district to identify and implement appropriate strategies...)

Campus Emergency Operations Planning Guide (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators)

Surveillance in Schools: Safety vs. Personal Privacy (University of Illinois: "Over the last few years, schools have begun experimenting with different types of surveillance in an effort to decrease such inappropriate activity by the students and staff."

Most School Districts Have Developed Emergency Management Plans, but Would Benefit from Additional Federal Guidance (U.S. Accountability Office)


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