Invitation to presentation “School Shooters: Making Prevention A Reality” from InfraGard Los Angeles

Dear Education Colleagues:

In light of the recent active shootings impacting schools and communities across the United States, this update forwards an invitation to participate in a special presentation on School Shooters: Making Prevention A Reality. In addition, please note the excellent school safety and violence prevention resources included below.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON SCHOOL SHOOTERS
This presentation on School Shooters: Making Prevention A Reality will cover the latest statistics on active shootings, the attack cycle, recent case studies and observable pre-attack indicators. In addition, it will include a best practices panel discussion with subject matter experts in counter-terrorism, federal law enforcement and campus safety. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and it is sponsored by InfraGard Los Angeles and CT Watch.

Free registration to attend this event can be accessed at the link listed below. If you are not an InfraGard member, and don’t have an InfraGard member number, please list “none” on the registration form. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6563298690329689103

RESOURCES TO CREATE A SAFER SCHOOL
These resources are made available by the National School Safety Clearinghouse, which is coordinated by the federal Department of Homeland Security, in collaboration with the federal Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services: https://www.schoolsafety.gov

FBI ACTIVE SHOOTER RESOURCES
These resources clarify the role of the FBI during active shooter incidents, and provide related options for consideration: https://www.fbi.gov/about/partnerships/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-resources

K–12 SCHOOL SECURITY GUIDE & COMPANION PRODUCTS
This guide includes information on how to conduct school vulnerability assessments to implement layered physical security across K–12 schools. The guide, which can be accessed below, was created by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: https://www.cisa.gov/k-12-school-security-guide

NATIONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT CENTER
This center provides excellent support services to K–12 schools on threat assessment and management. These services, which can be accessed below, include the publication of a report on Averting School Violence. The center is coordinated by the United States Secret Service: https://www.secretservice.gov/protection/ntac

BEST PRACTICES FOR ARMED ASSAILANT DRILLS IN SCHOOLS
This resource was developed by the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Resource Officers and the Safe and Sound Schools organization, and it is available for free at the following link: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-safety-and-crisis/systems-level-prevention/best-practice-considerations-for-armed-assailant-drills-in-schools

TEACHER GUIDELINES FOR CRISIS RESPONSE IN OUR SCHOOLS
This document was published by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and is available for free at the link: https://www.aaets.org/teacher-guidelines-for-crisis-response-in-our-schools

HOW TO TALK AS A CLASSROOM ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS
This lesson plan was published by PBS NewsHour Classroom: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/classroom/2022/05/lesson-plan-how-to-talk-as-a-classroom-about-gun-violence-in-schools/

THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MASSACRE IN UVALDE, TEXAS
This lesson plan was published by PBS NewsHour Classroom: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/classroom/2022/05/over-20-killed-in-texas-elementary-school-shooting/

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION RESOURCES
The resources listed below were made available by Pedro Noguera, Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education.

As always, thanks for your leadership work in support of our students, and the educators and law enforcement officers that work with them.

If you have any questions, or if our education sector peers and I can be of service, please contact us at (562) 445-5088. Thanks.

Respectfully,

Dr. Gus Frias
Education Sector Chief
InfraGard Los Angeles