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Guide to K-12 Emergency Management

Proven Strategies to Protect Your School

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4 Ways This Guide Helps You Design the Best School Emergency Management Approach

Intervene Before Crises

Learn why early behavioral threat assessment is key to school safety.

Prepare, Respond, Recover

Follow best practices that can keep your school—and everyone inside of it—safe.

Evolve as Needs Change

Understand how to adjust when new threats or legislation mandates emerge.


Choose the right partner to implement your system, thoroughly train your staff, and support you long-term.

“Raptor really is priceless. Honestly, it has given us freedom, peace of mind, and the ability to communicate more accurately with one another. Raptor is part of our everyday operations.”

West Aurora School District 129, IL


Download the Guide

Learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency

What's Inside

  • Chapter 1

    Preventing Incidents Through Early Behavioral Threat Assessment
    Schools must act fast to get ahead of and prevent violent incidents. Learn about the early warning signs of a student in crisis, the pathway to violence, and the four-step behavioral threat assessment process.

  • Chapter 2

    Prepare, Respond, and Recover
    Learn best practices to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency.

  • Chapter 3

    Movements and Changes in K–12 Emergency Management
    Emergency management is not a static set of ideas or actions. New threats as well as political and legal developments make us reevaluate how we can keep students safe.

  • Chapter 4

    Implementing an End-to End Emergency Management System
    Take everything you learned in the guide into actual practices: tangible and actionable steps for you and your stakeholders.

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