Everyone wants the schools in their community to be safe. We can all agree on this. Often times, though, safety is taken for granted. For decades, schools were considered a safe haven where caring teachers taught and young children learned. Even when circumstances in the world outside were chaotic, schools were a safe place.
Over the years, we’ve all seen tragic events unfold on the news that shattered this belief. From Columbine to Sandy Hook, parents watch and fear for the safety of the children in their own communities.
Subconsciously, we believe:
It won’t happen to us.
Until it does.
It is at that point that complacency turns to panic and in the aftermath of the incident, administrators have to live with asking, “what could we have done differently?”
Start with the basics and research the tools available. Ask other districts what they are doing. Act now and eliminate complacency. Children everywhere deserve to know that they will be safe at school. Teachers and staff should know that when they come to teach and work that they’re in a safe environment where they can focus on providing the best possible education for our children.
Stop thinking, “It won’t happen to us,” and start putting the right tools in place to protect your school. Can you take the chance it will not happen to you?
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