The new school year has barely begun and there have already been episodes of school violence. One child was killed in an altercation at a Houston-area school and a massive school shooting was narrowly averted at an Atlanta elementary school. Sadly, this is the world we live in.
Last year, I received a message from my son’s school about a lock-down due to a stabbing at a nearby community college. At that point, I knew that I had to get more involved in school safety. The keys to safer schools are information and involvement. Parents must know what’s happening at their children’s school and they must get involved to help shape and implement safety and security policies.
During my 5 years as a safety professional, I learned many things about personal and organizational safety and security and I’d like to share a few of my recommendations.
Here are 7 ways parents can help make schools safer: