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After Columbine High School tragedy

America’s conscience was awakened after Columbine High School tragedy

There probably isn’t a single person that hasn’t heard of the tragic loss of life at Columbine High School. On April 20, 1999. America’s conscience was awakened to the harsh new reality of the evil that lurks within our midst, our neighborhood,…
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Bolo Stick Inventor Bill Barna

Interview with Bolo Stick Inventor Bill Barna

My name is Bill Barna. I've been a police officer for 32 years and back in 2013 I was an active shooter instructor and teaching our Police Departments a single officer response and dual officer response to active shooter situations. In…
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active shooter lockdown

Active Shooters Lockdown strategies

Threat Awareness to the Forefront We have all been made aware of things that are inherently dangerous to us. Usually, the threat is vague and innocuous so we pay it little attention. It is easier and more beneficial to our hectic lifestyles…
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violence in schools and work place

Signs of violence within the schools and workplaces

Do this, don’t do that, we are bombarded by signs that dictate a course of preferred behaviors throughout our daily lives. Almost all of these signs are easy to recognize as they garner our attention with their vibrant colors and clear…
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School, Church, and Workplace Safety: Dress in Layers

Baby, it’s cold outside! As the thermometer starts to dip I am reminded of my younger days when frolicking outside in the snow was so much fun. My mother used to bundle my brother and I from head to toe, carefully layering clothing to…
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bolo stick active shooter defense

Ways to combat the active shooter threat

In the 1950’s school children were instructed to “Duck and Cover” in the event of a nuclear explosion. The idea was that kneeling under a desk with hands clutched over necks would safeguard children against nuclear attacks from communist…
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Should Teachers Be Armed In Our Schools

Should teachers be armed in our schools?

How safe is too safe, or unsafe? A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences, or values. 1 This person must also possess core characteristics such as being kind, compassionate, empathetic, positive, and…
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dangers of school bullying

Bullying - It's just part of being a kid, or is it?

It’s no secret that navigating the adolescent years of school can be a rough time for some. Monumental stressors of clothing inequalities, body image, and group demographic serve as the catalyst for physical and emotional abuse by Bullies.…
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Stress During Security Incidents

Preventing Stress during Security Incidents

Why do we practice mass shooting safety? Laws regarding rapid dismissals and safety drills have every school administrator wondering why there have to be so many disruptions to the educational process. As we all know already, there isn’t…
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How Much Is Your Child Worth?

We all know that raising a child today is expensive. A report issued by the Department of Agriculture [1] states: For a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2015 through the age of 17, the cost of rearing that child has hit $233,610. That’s…
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