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ASIS Presentation

Please join SafePlans' Brad Spicer for his presentation "How Lockdown Failed Sandy Hook" at the ASIS Conference in Anaheim. When: Monday, September 28th from 10am to 11am Where: Section 108 Summary: Sandy Hook did not fail at lockdown. Lockdown failed Sandy Hook.  The...

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Situational Awareness

Imagine a killer is going to a hospital to carry out a mass shooting. You cannot stop him from going to his target, but you can determine when you observe his presence. When would you want to make this observation?           At the parking lot, or main entrance?...

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Are Schools the Next Target?

Media reports of terrorist groups discussing potential U.S. targets have rekindled discussions of terrorist attacks.   When attempting to predict the probability of attacks and identify potential targets, it helps to understand the terrorists’ thought processes and...

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Defining Dangerousness

Mass shootings highlight a desperate need for formal threat assessment programs to help predict – and thereby prevent- targeted school violence.   Remember, Threat Assessment is proactive approach to assessing, evaluating and intervening in potentially violent...

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Intruder Response for Buses

With the recent hostage event involving a school bus, more calls are coming in about bus intruder response. Can Run-Hide-Fight applied to buses? Sure. But the option of “Drive” should be included. I base this on my training and experience on the Governor’s Detail for...

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How Lockdown Failed Sandy Hook

One week before Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES), the school practiced their lockdown procedures. Sandy Hook did not fail at lockdown.  Lockdown failed Sandy Hook. lock·down  (/ˈläkˌdoun/) Noun:  Compartmentalization or confining to a specific area....

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