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School safety deja vu: Columbine lessons still apply 15 years later

Posted by on March 21, 2014

The shooting deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, sent shockwaves across the nation in December of 2012. This was not the first time that educators and safety officials received a punch in the gut and a major wakeup call to assess school security. But the lessons from the first punch still ring […]

Is Your Child’s School a Soft Target for Terrorism?

Posted by on April 28, 2010

The 1999 Columbine High School attack has been referred to by many as an act of terrorism.  Domestic terrorism, obviously, but still terrorism. Did the act fit the definition of terrorism?  If not the formal definition, it certainly fits the concept. In my first book (Practical School Security), written back in 1998, I identified terrorism as one […]