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The 6 Failures – Sandy Hook Lessons Learned? SERAPH – CONGRESSIONAL REPORT

SERAPH – CONGRESSIONAL REPORT

Sandy Hook Lessons Learned?

 

THE SCHOOL

ü  Shooter Adam Lanza arrived at the front of school UNNOTICED parking next to a NO PARKING ZONE

 

ü  Principal & psychologist were in a conference room and went to investigate NOISES in the Hallway resulting in their death. They sensed danger as Principal told others in the conference to stay put.  A PHONE in this room could have been used to announce Lockdown situation via intercom

 

ü  Main Office staff heard glass breaking and observed the shooter. Did not secure office doors or initiate lockdown.

6 Questions the Press needs to ask the SANDY HOOK – Newtown Public School District School Board & Superintendent

SANDY HOOK Shooting

SANDY HOOK Shooting

 

  1. Did Adam Lanza have an IEP [Individualized Education Plan] required by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act)?
  2. In 2012 did the Newtown Public School District’s Emergency and School Safety plan meet Connecticut state requirements and federal USDOE standards?
  3. Do the current Safety / Emergency plans provide specific shooting preventions tactics?
  4. Did the Superintendent and school board meet with Law Enforcement officials to determine what role the school district played in preventing the shooting?

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.”

Law Enforcement Speaker Dale Yeager from SERAPH

Children, Youth & Police:

10TH Annual Statewide Conference For All Connecticut Police Agencies

The 10th annual police conference began with a video presentation developed by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) entitled “Conversations with Youth and Police in Connecticut.” The featured speaker was Dale Yeager from SERAPH, who stressed that good police work involves keeping up-to-date on problems and trends. The afternoon was lead by a team from the FBI’s Innocent Images Task Force that discussed responding to computer crimes and concluded the afternoon with a case presentation of United States vs. Hopkins. Over 280 persons attended this event which was held on November 23, 2004 at the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell.