An average of two school shootings took place at K-12 schools each month between December 15, 2012 and February 10, 2014.
January 10, 2013 -- Taft Union High School in Taft, California: A 16- year-old student opened fire in class. He was targeting two classmates who he felt had bullied him, law enforcement said. One student was injured. The shooter was placed into custody after a teacher and campus supervisor persuaded the student to put down his firearm. January 31, 2013 -- Price Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia: A 14- year-old was shot in the head outside his school, police said. His mother told CNN affiliate WSB-TV that he was taken to the hospital. Atlanta Public Schools announced that another student had been taken into custody after the 1:50 p.m. shooting.
August 20, 2013 -- Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, in Decatur, Georgia: A gunman fired shots and barricaded himself inside the elementary school. Antoinette Tuff, who worked in the front office, was hailed as a hero for engaging suspect Michael Brandon Hill. She managed to talk him into into giving up, and no one was injured, police said. August 30, 2013 -- Carver High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: A student injured another during a shooting that occurred at 2:45 p.m. during a planned fire drill, CNN affiliate WXII reported. September 4, 2013—Spring High School in Houston, Texas. Luis Alonzo Alfaro 17 stabbed a17 year old killing him and injured several others.
October 21, 2013 -- Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nevada: A 12- year-old opened fire with a handgun he took from his parents, police say. Jose Reyes injured two students and killed Mike Landsberry, a teacher and Afghanistan war veteran, authorities said. Reyes killed himself. December 13, 2013 -- Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado: Karl Halverson Pierson opened fire on a Friday inside his suburban Denver high school, police said. The 18-year-old allegedly shot Claire Davis, a 17-year-old senior, who later died at a hospital. Law enforcement said that Pierson apparently wanted revenge against a faculty member because of a "confrontation or disagreement."who later died at a hospital
January 9, 2014--Liberty Technology Magnet High School in Jackson, Tennessee: A 16-year-old student shot a classmate in the leg as classes were being dismissed for the day, police said, according to CNN affiliate WBBJ. The student was treated for his gunshot wound, WBBJ said. January 14, 2014 -- Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico: A 12-year-old boy walked into the school gym, pulled a shotgun out of a bag and fired at students waiting for the school day to begin, authorities said. The boy wounded two. April 25, 2014—Jonathan law High School, Milford Connecticut: 16 year old girl slashed in her neck, chest, and face by a 16 year old male classmate in the stairwell at the start of school
April 9, 2014—Franklin Regional Senior High, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 21 stabbed by Alex Hribal using two 8 inch kitchen knifes. June 10, 2014—Reynolds High School, Oregon Student Jared Michael Padgett shoots and kills another student and wounds a teacher. Oregon shooting: 'This is becoming the norm' -- but will anything change? By Ed Payne and Dana Ford, CNN
May 23, 2013-West Albany High School, Albany Oregon, A student told the principal that Grant Acord had a plan to kill students and staff. Police were contacted and went to house. Police found a plan to kill 12 students and the teacher. They also found 6 homemade bombs underneath the floorboards in his room.
Adam Lanza 20yrs old diagnosed with Asperger's ◦ No criminal record ◦ Obsession with mass murders ◦ Compiled spreadsheet with data on 500 incidents & weapons used ◦ Evidence of premeditation ◦ Wrote a book for a class project “Big Book of Granny” main character had a gun in her cane and includes violence against children ◦ Endless hours of violent video games including “School Shooting” where a player controls a character who enters a school and shoots students ◦ Bedroom windows covered with black plastic ◦ Communicated with mother via email ◦ May have been bullied ◦ Poor social skills and communications skills ◦ Destruction of personal computers ◦ The motive at this time has been difficult to determine ◦ GPS found with a route to Sandy Hook on December 1, 2012
Sandy Hook Elementary School ◦ December 2012 ◦ Adam Lanza (shooter) ◦ Fatally shoots 20 students, 6 staff members and injures 2 others ◦ Lanza’s mother (Nancy) found dead in her home ◦ Lanza fatally shoots himself inside the school as law enforcement arrives
◦ Single point entry/breached ◦ Created Crisis Plan/followed plan ◦ Created illusion of empty classroom ◦ Not all doors were locked ◦ 312 live rounds found ◦ 50 spent rounds ◦ Police arrived on scene within 10 minutes from the first heard gunshot
Preparation of Crisis Response Plan for Each School. (Board Policy 2.38 Section 6.) Each school calendar year the school site principal or his/her designee shall prepare a written Crisis Response Plan in accordance with the format prescribed in the manual entitled Prepared for Action - Responding Effectively to Crisis in Your School. In addition, the principal is to submit said Crisis Response Plan by email to the District Crisis Plan Coordinator (School Police) prior to the second week students are in school for that school calendar year. Updated editions are to be submitted as needed during the school year. School Emergency Drills- Board Policy 2.38 paragraph 8 and Board Policy 2.381 paragraph 3. section d. All school centers and support facilities are required to conduct Code Red (lock-down) and Code White/Blue (evacuation) drills once each semester. Semester One drills must be held prior to October 31 st of each year and Semester Two drills must be held in the month of January of each year. All must be reported within 48 hours utilizing People Soft Manual - Prepared for Action - Responding Effectively to Crisis in Your School.
School Crisis Intervention Team and Training. Each school site will establish and maintain a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) of no less than ten (10) staff members. At least half of the CIT members are to be trained in VITAL (Violence Intervention Techniques and Language). All CIT members are to receive annual training to carry out the school's crisis response plan.
School Emergency Drills- Board Policy 2.38 paragraph 8 and Board Policy 2.381 paragraph 3. section d. A total of ten (10) fire drills (shall be conducted each school year for each school center. Two (2) of these fire drills must be held during the first thirty (30) days of the school term. Two (2) tornado drills are required annually for each school center. One drill should be scheduled during the month of September and the second drill should coincide with the annual tornado drill conducted by Emergency Management. School Police will issue a Bulletin with the date for the second tornado drill. All school centers and support facilities are required to conduct Code Red (lock- down) and Code White/Blue (evacuation) drills once each semester. Semester One drills must be held prior to October 31 st of each year and Semester Two drills must be held in the month of January of each year. All must be reported within 48 hours utilizing People Soft
Keep doors locked at all times ID Badges worn and visible at all times All visitor’s must check in at the front desk Promote a culture of open communication with students Have staff build relationship with students
Call 911 Then call School Police dispatch at px 48700 or 561-434-8700 School Police will then make all of the appropriate notifications.
Hurricane Manual can be found on the CAO website. If you are a shelter make sure you are aware of your responsibilities as a shelter manager A school Police Supervisor will be assigned to the shelter along with school police officers.
2014 SHELTERS CAPACITY Atlantic Community High 5,591 Bethune Elementary 418 Boca Raton High 3,218 Boynton Beach High 2,075 Forest Hill High School 2,192 Independence Middle 554 John I Leonard High 4,704 Lake Shore Middle 2,071 Pahokee M/S 975 Palm Beach Central High 6,168 Palm Beach Gardens High 5,267 Park Vista High 5,520 Seminole Ridge High 4,049 West Boca High 3,553 West Gate Elementary 473
School Police dispatch will notify the Office of Communications after an emergency is reported to them. As the district responds to the emergency, the Office of Communications is activated to supports with crisis communications: Act as spokespeople with the media Make and/or coordinate public statements Assist with emergency notifications to parents, if needed Provide general information to the public Provide counsel and/or support schools and departments with post-emergency communications Other
Refer reporters to the new Media Hotline (357-1114) for support. Soon after the emergency is handled, take the time to update your staff, parents, students and the community. This step is critical to creating a culture of trust, respect and community. The Office of Communications and the Office of Engagement can support or provide guidance.