While many profess that the risks of catastrophic acts of violence in schools and institutions of higher education have increased dramatically, the data is counter to some of these assertions. The recent series of terrorist events in the United States, warnings from federal law enforcement officials that the FBI and intelligence agencies are not capable of stopping all attacks, combined with emotive and alarmist media coverage of school shootings leaves many people with heightened levels of anxiety.
Such combination of factors made it possible to shut down one of the nation's largest school systems with a simple electronic threat. From notes scrawled on a bathroom wall to sophisticated electronic threat methodologies, it has never been easier for a single individual to cause fear for the safety of students with a single communication.
This session with expert speaker, Michael Dorn will provide you with practical advice for addressing these challenging situations. You will get a more comprehensive and accurate picture based on research. Coming from a practitioner's point of view rather than from the perspective of a researcher, this presentation will draw on Michael's experience providing post-incident assistance for ten K-12 active shooter and targeted school shooting incidents in the U.S. and Canada as well as his experience in helping to successfully avert twelve planned school shootings and bombings. This segment will outline leading practices in this high-stakes and critical area.
You will be directed to a variety of free tools, web courses, training videos and a copy of a detailed after-action review of a student threat evaluation and active shooter incident provided with permission of the school district.
Who should attend?
Michael Dorn is the Executive Director of Safe Havens International Inc., a non-profit school safety center. During his 25 year public safety career, Michael served as a campus police officer, school district police chief, School Safety Specialist for the State of Georgia and as the Lead Program Manager of the Terroris... More info