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National Center for Campus Public Safety
 

K-12 School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting Against Gun Violence

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2nd Edition, 2018

The threat of gun violence in schools necessitates attention across the spectrum of emergency management mission areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. While mitigation, response, and recovery represent critical aspects of emergency management, this guide focuses on considerations for schools specifically in the areas of prevention and protection. This resource consists of two parts: 1) a PDF document with general security best practices and considerations in narrative format, and 2) a Microsoft Excel-based security survey. Together, these resources outline action-oriented security practices and options for consideration based on the results of the individual school’s responses to the survey. While the primary audience for the guide is the K-12 community, institutions of higher education or pre-K schools may also benefit from the information presented.

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