Twenty-eight innocent students and staff members were killed in 44 different U.S. school shootings in the 14 months following the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Many schools have implemented school resource officer or security officer programs to help protect students and staff, but faced with limited resources, leading schools are also turning to automated software solutions like Awareity’s TIPS (Threat assessment, Incident management and Prevention Services), a web-based risk and prevention platform. These software solutions offer tools that empower students to anonymously share information, and allow SROs and school administrators to identify potential threats, investigate concerns thoroughly, and ensure their school environment is as safe as possible.

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