Audit says California Schools’ Active-Shooter Response is Inadequate

AuditSaysA state audit has found that California K-12 schools are unprepared for incidents of gun violence.

The California State Auditor recently looked at three school districts and three county offices of education, and found that state law does not require schools to have active-shooter response procedures in their “comprehensive school safety plan.”

The audit also found that the California Department of Education (CDE) is not providing sufficient guidance to districts or county offices to help them ensure that their schools comply with safety plan requirements. Although CDE has provided some guidance to districts and county offices related to safety plans, the audit said given the number of errors it identified in the review and the responses it received to our interview and survey questions, its guidance appears to be insufficient. Learn more here.