Tragic school violence rocked the United States in the late 1990s and sent Americans scurrying to understand why these incidents occurred, how to prevent future incidents, and how to prepare to better manage those incidents which cannot be prevented. If there is anything positive that came out of these tragedies, it is unquestionably the placement of school safety at the top of the educational agenda and discussion list for school and community leaders nationwide. This book attempts to help sort out the political, administrative, and other dynamics so that readers can get to the "bottom line" of what really has been learned from these violent incidents This book, following Trump's successful first book, guides schools in being proactive in school security, and in handling the crisis and the media when events that cannot be anticipated do occur. These steps include being aware of early warning signs, educating the staff about the best responses, working with emergency personnel, handling the injured, handling with family members of the injured, and proactive strategies for the media spotlight.
PART ONE: FRAMING THE ISSUES
From Paranoia to 'Politricks' and PR Campaigns
Lessons Learned from School Crisis Incidents
'New Times, New Crimes'
Early Warning Signs
PART TWO: APPLYING THE LESSONS LEARNED
Assessing and Managing Threats
A Framework for Reducing Risks
PART THREE: CRISIS PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT
Crisis Preparedness Guidelines
Managing Crisis Incidents
Preparing for the 'Post-Crisis Crisis'
PART FOUR: STATE AND FEDERAL SUPPORT STRATEGIES
Where Do We Go from Here?