Wednesday, May 12, 2010

School Security Attacks - China

CHINA, 05/12 - Eight people were killed and 20 others were injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in northern China. The attack began at 8 a.m. when a 48-year-old man simply walked into the private school.
At least 17 people have been killed and dozens injured in a series of alleged "copycat" attacks, which began in March. In each case, a middle-aged man acting alone attacked children with knives or tools.
Some speculate that these attacks are the result of lack of physical security measures, some feel they are the result of frustration with corrupt government officials, and others blame the lack of treatment for people suffering from mental illnesses.
What are your thoughts?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Student Involvement in School Security

Here is an exerpt from David Timm's article that addresses how to involve students in the school security program. It appeared in this month's issue of School Planning and Management magazine.

"In security, risk minimization is everything. You can never completely eliminate the possibility of a school shooting or other types of breakdowns in security, but you can make the system as secure as possible by using your resources efficiently and using them cohesively, or as a unit. The most important resource administrators miss when factoring in all of their options to make school security more effective is the student body."

What are your thoughts?