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Have Students Forgotten the Lessons of Columbine?

Posted by on March 23, 2011

An Arizona student with a loaded gun reportedly intended to shoot a teacher. Students knew he had a gun the week before. Have students forgotten the lessons of Columbine? One of the top lessons from the 1999 attack at Columbine High School is that students often know ahead of time of a potential threat to school […]

How a Pre-Columbine Mindset is Threatening School Safety

Posted by on February 18, 2011

Shootings, hit lists, explosives, and even a murder do not seem to be keeping some school administrators and boards from hunkering down into a pre-Columbine mentality on school safety. School Administrators and Boards Playing School Safety “On-the-Cheap” Hiding behind challenging fiscal times, some school “leaders” are playing school safety “on the cheap” in spite of […]

Back to the Future: School Safety at a Pre-Columbine Climate?

Posted by on September 13, 2010

School safety budget cuts, educators distracted with academic reform, and skewed school safety policy and funding are creating a “deja vu” feeling for some school safety specialists who were around prior to the 1999 Columbine High School attack. As I recall, the focus on school safety in the months and years before the shootings in Pearl […]

The State of School Security Ten Years Post-Columbine

Posted by on January 7, 2010

School Security Blog debuts this first week in January of 2010.   We will quickly delve deeper together into the many facets of school safety, security, and emergency planning.  But first we need to reflect on the state of school security. We can’t move forward without having a feel for where we have been and where we are today. So we begin with posts […]

The Columbine 10th Anniversary: Lessons Learned, Glaring Gaps

Posted by on April 1, 2009

The Columbine 10th anniversary arrives on April 20, 2009.   Anniversaries offer us time for reflection on lessons learned and future directions. The legacy of Columbine at its tenth anniversary is a mixed bag of lessons learned and implemented, with many glaring gaps and a lot of work remaining. The good news is that progress made on school […]