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 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.”
- Texas Attorney Generals’ report on School Safety
- FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, “Addressing School Violence”.
SERAPH has provided three reports to Congress.