Attacks in our schools seem to be occurring with more frequency and with higher intensity. But the response among political and school-district leaders has often been confused and often been understandably inconsistent.
Schools are not, in fact, more common targets for mass shootings than other public venues. But, as free and open places for learning, creativity, and athletics, they are particularly vulnerable. And, of course, schools have a special obligation to keep the children in their care safe.
How can we make these buildings a little more secure? And how can we do so without making schools feel like prisons?
PASS K-12 helped Popular Mechanics put together a guide on the basic physical and organizational changes that any school can make in order to become safer and less fearful. Before schools do anything else, here’s where they should start.
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