The Educator's School Safety Network is made up of experts committed to making schools safer through an education-based, all-hazards approach to school safety.

Professional DevelopmenT

Our experts develop and deliver trainings and presentations designed to EMPOWER, not intimidate 

Consulting

We work with schools, districts, colleges, universities and other educational institutions to identify and meet safety needs.

resources

We create resources, and aggregate content from other reputable sources on evidence-based best practices.


The Educator's School Safety Network compiles, maintains and analyzes the most up-to-date and accurate data about school-based violent incidents and threats.

Click here for the 2017-2018 States of Concern Report

Click here for the 2017-2018 States of Concern Report

Click here for the 2017-2018 Violent Threats and Incidents in Schools Report

Click here for the 2017-2018 Violent Threats and Incidents in Schools Report

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Educators all over the US are tired of security theater, fighting a pretend gunman, participating in traumatizing drills and lockdowns, and find themselves wondering:

“Is this really what I went into education for?”

As an educator, you deserve school safety training that is:

  • All hazards - not just active shooter - that prepares you for the crisis events you are most likely to face.

  • Delivered by experts in EDUCATION so professional development is BY educators, FOR educators.

  • Practitioner-based and tailored to your unique needs, schedule, and concerns.

  • Available on-demand and FREE to work within your busy schedule.


How do you want to learn?


Join us for a live stream edition of the School Safety Free Period

the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 3:30pm EST

School Safety Free Period Podcast

Do you ever wish you could stay up-to-date on the latest school safety news while walking the dogs, doing the dishes, or during your boring commute?

Now you can!

Subscribe to the School Safety Free Period Podcast wherever you normally get your podcasts!

Dr. Amy Klinger speaking at the T.H. Chan public health forum at Harvard University

New York Times: After Parkland, a Flood of New Threats, Tips and False Alarms

Dr. Amy Klinger on C-SPAN: school safety in the wake of Parkland

LA Times: The calls by President Trump and others for guns in schools have "really taken the focus off things that are more effective," she said. "We need to do things that work, not that feel good."

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Newsweek: 50 SCHOOL VIOLENCE THREATS ARE BEING MADE EVERY DAY SINCE THE PARKLAND MASSACRE

 

Arming teachers would be too expensive and would not make children safer, Ms Klinger said."It's just not a good solution. I can't find anyone [in the field of education] who thinks it's a good idea."

ESSN Data in the Washington Post


Dr. Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger, ESQ. interviewed on Canada A.M. Canada's nation wide morning show

Amanda Klinger, Esq. and Dr Amy Klinger with former New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez

Dr Amy Klinger interviewed by the CBC

Amanda Klinger, Esq. interviewed by BBC news

Amanda Klinger, Esq. on CBS 8

Dr Amy Klinger on Fox 44

Dr Amy Klinger on CBS 13

ESSN experts on CBC news Toronto

Dr Amy Klinger talks about her research focus


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Popular Training Topics

Beyond Lockdown: Creating and Implementing Lockdown Enhancements is a workshop designed for both the school and emergency response communities. The workshop presents school administrators and law enforcement officials with research-based information on the ineffectiveness of traditional lockdown procedures, and more importantly, with effective lockdown alternatives and enhancements.

Bomb Incident Management protocols should already be a part of your school's EOP, crisis plan, or safety plans, but many schools lack appropriate training or are following old, outdated procedures that were not developed specifically for schools.

Threat Assessment Management is a means by which a school or other organization can identify, assess, and manage individuals who are at risk for violence against themselves or others. The primary purpose of threat assessment is to prevent targeted violence by identifying individuals who may pose a threat to the organization.

Violence Prevention for Schools:  Effective, Low Cost Strategies that Work is a workshop designed for both the school and emergency response communities. The workshop presents school administrators and law enforcement officials with research-based information on violence prevention strategies that can be effectively implemented in schools with minimal cost. 

Our experts conduct research and create content, but we also aggregate high-quality school safety resources from other organizations.

Consultation Services

Safety Policy and Procedure Review

This review determines the existence, viability, and liabilities of school and/or district policies related to school safety and security. Potential deficiencies are identified with recommendations for improvement and compliance. Areas to be examined include policies on:

  • Misuse of school technology
  • Crime reporting
  • Electronic communications
  • Gang affiliation, identifiers, and behaviors
  • Media relations
  • Compliance with medical issues reporting
  • Sexual offense and allegation reporting and investigation
  • Use of force guidelines for staff
  • Student threat inquiries and assessments

 Crisis Plan Assessment

In a crisis plan assessment, virtually every element of the organization’s plans for crisis prevention and response are critically examined. Potential deficiencies are identified with recommendations for improvement and compliance. Determinations are made about the presence or absence of critical elements, the scope and limitations of the plan itself, inadequacies and constraints of the plan that incur liability, the frequency and quality of training, the accessibility and usability of the plan, and the frequency and quality of updates.

Personnel and Internal Security Audit

This audit examines the level of security present within the personnel and procedures of the organization. Potential deficiencies are identified with recommendations for improvement and compliance. Areas that are audited include:

Compliance with state and federal requirements
implementation of practices to keep information confidential and secure
Policies and procedures for background and resume checks in hiring
Protocols for notifications of criminal arrests

Security Staffing and Operations Review
Consultants examine the organization, training, liabilities and protocols of the security staff and their operating procedures.

School Climate and Culture Assessments

The climate and culture of a school are one of the most significant elements used in preventing violence, bullying, and other triggers for crisis events. In this review, consultants use surveys, observations, interviews, and formalized assessments as qualitative and quantitative data to analyze the components of the school’s climate. Potential deficiencies are identified with recommendations for improvement and compliance.

Crime and Discipline Data Analysis

Using both existing and new crime and discipline data, a detailed analysis of the type, frequency, severity, and duration of potential crisis incidents can be established. Areas of concern are identified with recommendations for improvement and compliance.

Strategic Supervision Plan Development

Implementing an effective plan of strategic supervision throughout a school is a low-cost, high-results strategy to improve school climate and mitigate safety risks. Consultants analyze needs and formulate a plan for effective supervision in targeted areas.

Site and Facilities Inspection

The inspection includes a complete hands-on walk through of the facilities to examine:

  • Perimeter security
  • Signage
  • Security hardware
  • Areas for target hardening
  • Identification of hazards on the property and in the neighborhood
  • Access control
  • Visitor control
  • Communication systems
  • ID systems
  • Alarm systems
  • Inventory control
     

After the inspection, areas of concern are identified and recommendations developed to assist the school and/or district in threat mitigation.

Student threat assessment and inquiry Implementation

Consultants analyze existing threat assessment procedures to determine their effectiveness, practicality, and liability limitations. Assistance is given in developing new procotols, policies, and procedures for identifying and appropriately acting upon potential perpretrators and/or victims of violence.

School Infiltration

Consultants test the existing daily safety practices by attempting targeted infiltrations of schools and/or areas. Areas of concern are identified with recommendations for improvement and compliance.