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SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT WAS LIKELY PREVENTABLE

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.”

With over 30,000 K-12 school clients in the U.S. SERAPH has performed over 500 School Security management audits.

In 1989, SERAPH designed and performed the first U.S. SCHOOL SECURITY MANAGEMENT AUDIT . SERAPH’s research work on school safety and child violence has been published in

In 2000, SERAPH was asked to provide a report on the “STATE OF SCHOOL SAFETY IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS” to members of Congress, specifically the U.S. SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.

SERAPH has provided three reports to Congress.

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