Classroom Killers? Hallway Hostages?: How Schools Can Prevent and Manage School Crises

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Overview

This book guides schools toward a proactive approach to school security, learning from tragic incidents in the late 1990's in the United States.

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Editorial Reviews

Volume 39, No. 2, October 2001 - CHOICE Magazine
"An excellent resource for educators and educators-in-training. Readers will be thankful that Trump has provided such a timely resource."
Security Management Magazine
"The author places violence into a balanced context of day-to-day disciplinary concerns and school security programs. Those who work in schools (his target audience) will find the book easy to read and understand."— George J. Okaty, CPP
Randy Wright
"If you want to keep your students, your staff, and your school safe and secure, you need to read this book. Having experienced the unthinkable, the one thing I would urge all school leaders to do is get prepared. The key is awareness and readiness, and Ken Trump provides both."
Chief John R. Fechko
"Practical, cost-effective security strategies. A great reference book!"
Security Management Magazine - George J. Okaty
"The author places violence into a balanced context of day-to-day disciplinary concerns and school security programs. Those who work in schools (his target audience) will find the book easy to read and understand."
Volume 39, No. 2, October 2001 - Choice Magazine
"An excellent resource for educators and educators-in-training. Readers will be thankful that Trump has provided such a timely resource."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761975113
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/23/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth S. Trump, M.P.A., is the President of National School Safety and Security Services, a Cleveland-based national firm specializing in school security and emergency preparedness training and consulting. He has over 25 years experience in the school safety profession and, has advised school and public safety officials from all 50 states and internationally.

Ken served as a school safety officer, investigator, and youth gang unit supervisor for the Cleveland City Schools' safety division. He also served as a suburban Cleveland school security director and assistant gang task force director on a federal-funded anti-gang initiative.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: FRAMING THE ISSUES
From Paranoia to 'Politricks' and PR Campaigns
America Responds to Tragedy
Lessons Learned from School Crisis Incidents
'New Times, New Crimes'
Shifts in School Security Threat Trends
Early Warning Signs
Fact, Fiction, or Fad?
PART TWO: APPLYING THE LESSONS LEARNED
Assessing and Managing Threats
A Framework for Reducing Risks
Security, Crisis Preparedness and Comprehensive Safe School Plans
PART THREE: CRISIS PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT
Crisis Preparedness Guidelines
Process, Product and Preparation Issues
Managing Crisis Incidents
Preparing for the 'Post-Crisis Crisis'
PART FOUR: STATE AND FEDERAL SUPPORT STRATEGIES
Indiana
An Example of Leadership in State and Local Preparedness
Where Do We Go from Here?

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