Prevention and Response to School Shooting
The recent happens in the states like Florida, California, Texas as well as other places demonstrate that idea. In these schools, there were armed officers, well-drilled crisis protocols and put in place systems that could recognize behavior-posing threats. Nevertheless, the precaution measures failed to save innumerable educators as well as students, killed by the restless young man who has gained access to high-caliber weaponry. Such occurrences reveal the requirement of schools not just responding to the existing threats among them. Schools need to invest themselves to defensive a system that seeks to identify early indicators crime instead of waiting for clear signs of impending danger. The process also encourages teachers, coaches, peers to report the violent behavior to authority about the early signs.
After a shooting, the communities surrounding the school pour to the scene hence hindering the emergency cases. Focusing on regression measures will provide a greater sense of control when faced with similar situations. Without a doubt, the measures as mentioned earlier can reduce the number of casualties and save lives. In contrast, they must be paired with true and tried preventive approaches to provide safety for the children. S Government Accountability Office, revealed that 27 percent of schools have never utilized their plans with the students who are supposed to respond when urgency arises. The emergency responders, as well as the school, are required to coordinate in their strategies together. In the end, they should practice the tactics in a tabletop application and even have a drill-type of a situation with the students.
Therefore, this type of exercise will prepare the student for an emergency, which may occur in the school compound. In the school, it is important to note that a kind of multi-hazard plan put in place (Murdock, 2015). However, the aspect of arming teachers is wrong for the reason that in such a scenario and the fear generated by such situations instead of chasing after the shooter, the teacher shall run away like the students. On the other hand, this will create a problem primarily when law enforcers respond to the call. It will be rare for them to differentiate between the killer and the teacher and in the end, the killer will take more lives. In the end, the shooter may be presented with an opportunity to shoot an officer before they can know them.
In the proposal to add more armed security personnel is only likely to increase a few officers in the school field. Many students, staff, and visitors have died during such activity, which justifies the need the need for making school design as well as remodeling of priorities. The security of students, staffs, and visitors should be of paramount, and it incorporates every member of the society to make the safe school place for every person. Designing the Right Plan The practical method for shooter prevention as well as proliferate differs from one place to another. The current response system plans they lack adaptability and in the end, they give the shooters too much time to access the area and hurt many victims.
The Columbine High School firing is an example of rigid plans which provides the killer with too much time to locate the victims. Nevertheless, at the Columbine high school, the scenario was different from, and the only similarity was that, it as an act of violence. Therefore, it is important to note that there are no one-size-fits-all plan for every incident of shooting. It is vital to note that, most of the experts consider the lockdown down the procedure to be obsolete one. However, they are useful mostly in pre-K - grade 12 wherever the option-based type of preparation not applicable. Besides, they are appropriate particularly among young children where self-evaluation may be cumbersome among young students. In most of the cases, suspension or expelling has led to a more dangerous action.
For example, some shootings orchestrated by the suspended or expelled students are witnessed in other areas of the country. This cutoff leads further to frustrations when the communication the communication is cut off. In Virginia for example schools have sort different methods of solving problems, and these show that the threats of gun shooting reduction by 99 percent. Therefore, these portray the need for implementation of the same guidelines in other states to reduce the cases of gun shooting in the country. Besides, security personnel can be employed to put security outside the school, installing security cameras especially in areas where we have traffic. Moreover, the local police officer can show up in the school more randomly in the facility during the day (Dowdy, et.
al2015. The most critical aspect is educating the student to report any occurrence among fellow students which is unusual. In many occasions, the shooter begins to send the signals much earlier before the event. Such incidents, most the times are above the law enforcer, and when they occur the best method is through train the teachers and the students the best method to secure themselves( Murdock, 2015). In this way, teachers will be equipped with more knowledge and being at secure when targeted by any threat. It is also essential to train the human brain on how to think and not just to rely on a previously used method because it may not be applicable in other places. Drills need to be conducted in all departments.
For example, during a fire drill, one can block the exit door to see how students will respond to such a situation. The option based approach method put forward various strategies which can be used to save lives in such a scenario. Besides, to use the option- based approach permission is required depending on the situation at hand( Murdock, 2015). For example, different factors such as the nature of the threat, the time it happens, and the location of the shooter and students all interact to form the best option available. This different method presents the victims with best opportunity to make an independent decision on when to evacuate when to lock the doors and counter the attack. This method is essential that it takes in to account the learner's development stage as well as the substantial layout of the campus.
Airsoft guns provided and used as armed assailant drills ( Bruhn, Woods-Groves, & Huddle, 2014). However, caution may be of paramount to ensure all participants are safe. Those students who suffer trauma to be when involved in such sensitive activity may trigger a psychological reaction. It is essential for schools to consider decision making for each of another method other than lockdown. For example, the run and escape may be a safety tool for some, but in others, it may be a danger to them unknowingly. Others consist of the mitigation of such an occurrence, the protection that should be given to students and the recovery. In installing a structure, schools should consider one, which is more cost-effective in training the students and staff in case of an active shooter.
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