Dr. Amy Klinger in the Des Moines Register

Amanda Klinger, Esq. quote on Wisconsin public radio

Amanda Klinger, Esq. quoted in the Houston Chronicle

Amanda Klinger, Esq. quoted by The News & Observer

Dr. Amy Klinger on NBC news

Dr. Amy Klinger, director of programs and co-founder of the Educator's School Safety Network, a nonprofit that supports safer schools, said she found it "ironic and sad" that the only training being discussed for teachers is weapons training.

"How about training in violence prevention, or all of the other threats that schools face, like severe weather, noncustodial parent fights, and bus accidents?" she asked. "I'm thrilled that the president is having this conversation about school safety. But I'm concerned that we're not looking at the really effective options first."

Dr. Amy Klinger on CBS9 in Los Angeles

“It is alarming,” Klinger said. “We’ve seen a pretty dramatic increase. Normally, we track around 10 or 11 incidents a day and since the tragedy in Florida, we’ve been tracking anywhere from 50-65 threats a day.”

Partly to blame for the increase? What she calls the “copy cat” factor.

“You have this copy cat mentality,” she says ,”where if it worked over there, I could do that, too, and I want to be famous and I want people to be afraid of what I’ve said.”

The number of threats will, likely, go down in time. But Klinger believes the increased conversation about school safety will be a good thing.

“Any threat to a school and any incident in school is one too many,” she says, “so even when the numbers go down, we still need to keep this a priority.”

Dr. Amy Klinger in the Cincinnati Enquirer

Dr. Amy Klinger on Texas Public Radio

Educator's School Safety Network data in the Washington Post

Dr. Amy Klinger quoted by the New York Times

Dr. Amy Klinger on Fox News

Educator's School Safety Network Data quoted in the New York Times

ESSN data (slightly mis-quoted) by Petula Dvorak

ESSN data on California Public Radio

ESSN research in the York Daily Record