Before I decided to run for a Director position with the Littleton Public School Board of Education, I began to get educated on real versus perceived threats to students on our campuses, and solutions that can be life-saving.
I strongly believe that each campus deserves an outside expert to conduct a threat assessment. Our own security team is phenomenal, however it has been proven time and again that having an outside eye review vulnerabilities always leads to the discovery of things in addition to what we already knew.
I recently completed a School Violence Prevention and Safety Course at Regis High School where the majority of instructors were Navy Seals, including the top doc in charge of mass casualty assessments for the U.S. Navy. Even *I* thought I knew a lot... until this course.
Did you know that one of the safest ways to make our campuses safer, is also the cheapest improvements?
Did you know that landscaping plays a key role in the ability for our own eyes to detect a threat?
Did you know that one of the most effective ways attackers in schools get into classrooms - even though the doors are locked - is by simply destroying the glass panel next to the lock and then reaching in from the other side?
Did you know that SWAT teams in prior school shootings have reported challenges in finding "which" classroom the active attacker is located in due to outdated blueprints and unmarked classroom windows and roofs?
Did you know that STOP THE BLEED training for the public has proven to save lives around the country, and free trainings are being offered in the near future in Arapahoe County?
Did you know that there are several things in common all school shooters have in common?
The cost of saving lives is priceless. I will support anything proven that we can do to improve our campuses and our culture, including efforts to make our schools a bully-free zone, and to educate parents about the real-life consequences of violent video games.
This is 2019. Let's get this right!
Be sure to click "SUBSCRIBE" below as I am assisting to coordinate the next School Violence Prevention and Safety training course which will be held in Arapahoe County, most likely the week before students return to class in August, 2019.
The sponsors and instructors of this course are prepared to train 1-to-2 thousand students in addition to parents, educators and school staff.
Stay in the know by signing up below as I will send out an alert the moment we have the date nailed down and registration ready!
Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown supports the effort to bring this bulletproof laminate to exterior and interior glass in our schools. Did you know? One of the most vulnerable things we have inside our schools is the glass panel next to locked-down doors. A killer can easily break that glass, and with history as an example, many school killers have simply shot through the glass, opened the locked door and attacked those in the room. Our classrooms need this protectant.