ESSN Director of Programs, Dr. Amy Klinger, was one of the featured experts in an NBC News article examining the changes in school safety on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Dr. Amy Klinger of ESSN was one of the experts featured in an article by District Administration on current and future trends in education. It's wonderful to note that school safety was given the same level of educational attention as other relevant concerns such as academic performance and teacher evaluation!
To read the full article go to www.districtadministration.com/article/learning-leans-forward
ESSN's Director of Programs, Dr. Amy Klinger, as interviewed as a featured expert in a SouthCoastToday investigative article on a workplace shooting at a local college in Massachusetts.
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Dr. Amy Klinger was one of the featured experts in a recent article on bomb threats in New Jersey schools. Along with Dr. Klinger's discussion of how to appropriately respond to bomb threats, ESSN's data on bomb incidents and threats for the 2015-2016 school was also used.
ESSN's research on bomb threats and incidents in schools was recently featured in an article in the Chicago Tribune about the dramatic increase in bomb threats in Illinois so far this school year. Be sure to check out our newest bomb threat and incident research for the 2016-2017 school year.
Data from ESSN's Bomb Incident Report for the 2016-2017 school year was the central feature of a recent story in the State Journal-Register discussing the increase in bomb threats and incidents in Illinois. In addition to the data gathered from the report, Dr. Amy Klinger was interviewed about the implications of this rapid increase on schools throughout the U.S.
To read the article go to: http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171005/study-bomb-threats-becoming-more-frequent-at-schools
Dr. Amy Klinger was the featured expert in an Illinois Radio Network story on the dramatic increase in bomb threats in Illinois so far this school year. According to ESSN's current data, Illinois is #3 in the nation in threats of violence in just 20 school days in September 2017. In the interview Dr. Klinger discussed the problems associated with the lack of training and updated response protocols, and how this lack of preparedness impacts safety in schools.
To read more, go to: http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=253178#.Wd0Z-siGO70
Amanda Klinger, Director of Operations for the Educator's School Safety Network, was the featured expert in a recent Crimetracker 10 news story on 10TV in Columbus. The story focused on the newly released "States of Concern" report that ranks Ohio as the state of most concern in the U.S.
ESSN Directors Dr. Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger, Esq. were the featured keynote speakers at the Buckeye School Administrator's Association facilities and safety conference on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The Klingers spoke on critical issues in school safety using an "uncomfortable self-assessment" perspective. The follow up breakout session allowed participants to explore the critical topics of violence prevention, lockdown enhancements, bomb incidents, and parent reunification more in-depth.
Those who threaten schools are often looking for “disruption” and “entertainment,” says Amy Klinger, director of programs for the Educators’ School Safety Network. “If we automatically react every time, we unwittingly encourage more bomb threats.”
Furthermore, some schools’ evacuation protocols are dangerous, says Klinger, also a former educator and school administrator. Evacuating children to a parking lot or football stadium, without first ensuring the parking lot or stadium is threat-free, may be moving students into another danger zone.
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ESSN's study of school bomb incidents was featured in the November issue of Campus Safety magazine. The article included a slideshow of the charts and data from the report. Click here to see the full article.
ESSN research on bomb incidents in schools was used as a basis for a review of the dramatic increase in threats in North Carolina. Dr. Klinger was interviewed as part of this analysis. See the full article here.
Dr. Klinger's research on bomb incidents in school was featured November 17 in a report by Amanda Smith of WKBN news in Ohio. The review of the ESSN research discussed Ohio's position as number one in the US in bomb threats in schools. Click here for the video.
ESSN researchers discussed a variety of issues associated with bomb threats in schools as part of a story in the York Dispatch. The York, PA area has had numerous bomb threats and related incidents so far this school year.