Amanda Klinger quoted in Blount Co. Daily times

“Most of our schools will not have a school shooting,” Klinger said. “Our schools now are safer than when I was in high school” 15 years ago.

However, she said, educators make thousands of decisions every day and must be trained to consider safety in every thing they do so they are prepared to handle any type of crisis.

She noted one school system that includes five minutes of safety discussion at every staff meeting.

“School safety is an education issue that happens to involve safety,” Klinger said, not a law enforcement issue that happens to occur in a school.

Dr. Amy Klinger quoted in the Washington Post

Dr. Amy Klinger in the LA Times

Amy Klinger, co-founder of the Ohio-based Educator's School Safety Network, said that rather than arming them, schools should train teams of educators to assess threats. The calls by 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."

Klinger said more guns on campus can lead to more accidental shootings, including two earlier this month in Minnesota and Florida, and it's unreasonable to expect even armed staff on large campuses to be able to stop a mass shooter.

"We need to train our teachers how to identify these people. People don't want to hear that — they want a quick fix," she said.

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