Updating procedures to better protect our children during an active shooter incident

Updating procedures to better protect our children during an active shooter incident Updating procedures to better protect our children during an active shooter incident

March 5, 20181 min read
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On February 20th, 17 people were killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. School shootings are becoming a modern and unfortunate reality in America.


When an incident occurs at a school – there are procedures in place that instruct teachers and students to Run, Hide and Fight. These are procedures issued by the Department of Homeland Security and commonplace across America.


However, some experts are disagreeing. Being pro-active as opposed to reactive to potential danger is the preferred method for many in law enforcement with first-hand experience and enforcement backgrounds


There will always be theories and speculation about ‘what to do’ if an active shooter incident occurs. But a situation, especially one with deadly consequences, requires expertise to properly explain.


That’s where Farmingdale can help.


Dr. Brian Kelly is a criminologist, security practitioner and has written extensively about protecting children during active shooter incidents at schools.


He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology at Farmingdale State College. Brian is available to speak with media classroom safety and how school policies and procedures may need to change. Simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.


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  • Brian P. Kelly
    Brian P. Kelly Assistant Professor, Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology

    Dr. Brian Kelly is a Criminologist, Fraud Examiner, and Security Practitioner

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