Archive for December, 2012
3 Questions Every Parent – Grandparent Should Ask School Board Members About Their Children’s Safety
Get a group of parents together write a letter with these questions then submit it to your school board:
What proof of Prevention policies and training do they have? [denial of entry to a school]
Do they have a formal process for outside security walks every 15-30 minutes? [if the school has security guards make them show you the plan]
Has a Federal level [U.S. Department of Education – United States Department of Justice] security MANAGEMENT audit been done in the last 12 months?
READ The SERAPH Congressional report on the
Michael Smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio host, newspaper columnist, author and MSNBC contributor.
Michael talks to profiler Dale Yeager on the Sandy Hook Tragedy on Soundcloud.
Smerconish has often been recognized for his radio work. Talkers Magazine has consistently named him one of America’s most important talk show hosts. In 2009, prior to his syndication, Radio and Records named him the nation’s Local Personality of the Year. In 2011, the National Association of Broadcasters selected him as a Marconi Award finalist in the category of Best Network/Syndicated Host. He has often been the recipient of several (Philadelphia) Achievement in Radio awards, including Best Talk Show Host and Best Evening Program. Philadelphia Magazine has named him the City’s best talk show host, as well as one of the City’s most powerful citizens.
A team of Congressional school safety experts who provide special reports to congress say that the shooting situation at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticutwas likely preventable.
The team believes that there appears to have been a lack of proper exterior monitoring and training of staff to visually detect weapons and threats.
“The Newtown, Connecticut shooting appears to have been caused by a lack of exterior monitoring of the school as is recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice Safe Schools guidelinesand a lack of training of staff in weapons identification and threat assessment”, states Dale Yeager the leader of the congressional report development team. “Over the next few weeks the district administrators and school board need to be asking some tough questions.”