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March 2020 was the first March without a school shooting in the U.S. since 2002

School Shootings in the media

March 2020 was apparently the first March in nearly two decades without a school shooting in the United States. Schools across the U.S. have been shut down since early March as a prevention measure to slow the spread of coronavirus. Since then, kids of all ages have adjusted to homeschooling and online classes — a new normal that could extend through the rest of the…

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Brooklyn Jewish school installs bullet-resistant classroom doors

School Shootings in the media

The installation at Bnos Menachem started last week. An Orthodox girls’ school in Brooklyn has installed bullet-resistant classroom doors to keep out shooters. Bnos Menachem in the heavily Hasidic Crown Heights neighborhood is the first of more than 50 Jewish schools and synagogues in Brooklyn to have the 150-pound metal doors installed by an Israel-based manufacturer, the New York Post reported Saturday.…

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School Shooting Safe Room: A Simple Solution to Save Lives

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Despite all the talk about curbing gun violence and securing our schools, school violence is still on the rise. Parents are scared to send their children to school. Teachers and students are scared to be at school. Lockdown drills and inconsistent safety measures are affecting students’ mental health and academic success. While news stations and politicians throw accusations and dodge…

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Is it Real, or is it a Lockdown?

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School legislatures around the country are now stepping in, acknowledging the issue that school shootings are causing. They’ve been emphasizing the critical importance of lockdown drills to support the school’s overall safety plan. We do need to prepare for the case of an active shooter, but what about the mental safety of our own kids? Parkland High shooting survivor, Sydney…

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Bergen County Ups Game on Security

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The Bergen County Safe Schools Task Force (SSTF) recently met at Harrington Park School, Harrington Park, New Jersey, to experience the new REMO classroom security doors. They were very impressed. The security doors have a multi-point locking system and bullet resistant components, as well as an overall durability for a lifetime of protection. They are superior to every other door…

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The Secret Behind the Parent-Teacher Conference

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When a parent asks a child, “How was your school day?” a typical response will be “okay” or “fine.” If a parent pries, a child still may not want to talk. If children are failing to tell their parents about a typical school day, they certainly are not telling their parents about lockdown drills. Parent-teacher conferences are short and to…

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