School Safety & Related Research / Stats

Seven Reasons to Stop Making & Taking Surveys | SAFETY DOC PODCAST 68 with Dr. David Perrodin

PODCAST-“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple” (Dr. Seuss). Dr. Perrodin centers this episode to the seven reasons he loathes surveys and lays out a vastly better alternative for gathering relevant input to inform decision making.    DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode:  https://tinyurl.com/SDP68   WHAT IS A SURVEY – THE NUTS…

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Back to School Safety Special – Time to be Terrified!! – SDP#39

High-drama multi-agency intruder response simulations transpire daily in schools across America. This hyper-realistic approach to school safety has produced a flurry of litigation centering psychological trauma for adults and children. Furthermore, theatrical drills are not supported by empirical research and differ greatly from other preparedness practices.

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TRAP-18 will present serious issues when schools begin to implement it for early identification of the “lone wolf” terrorist (AKA – student active shooter)

Commonalities of school shooter narratives… Bullied Told others prior to event Male While those points are typically accurate, the development of a profile rapidly fades following the “given” characteristics mentioned above.  For example, many shooters had good grades, many had a clean discipline record and many regularly interacted with a peer group.  There is no…

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Proximal (to school) Shootings Appear To Be Increasing. What Does This Mean For Schools? What Does This Mean For The Feds?

It’s widely acknowledged that Federal school violence data is, at best, a very broad, lagging estimate of the field. Safety experts Kenneth Trump and Michael Dorn have exposed the data hodge-podge mess before several congressional hearings (over several years). It’s almost just accepted that the data is, and will be, “bad”. The issues of inter-rater reliability…

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Alarming Start to 2014 As United States is Rocked by 9 School Shootings in January (so far)

The first four weeks of 2014 were rocked by nine school shootings in just 18 school days across the United States (Peck, 2014).  Shootings occurred at elementary, middle, high and post-secondary school levels. Schools that experienced mass casualty intended shootings, in order:  Liberty Technology Magnet High School  Berrendo Middle School  Albany High School…

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