Rick and Jason received great feedback from their ASIS pre-conference program that was part of the “Developing a School Security and Safety Plan for the Next Five Years,” sponsored by the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council. Experts discussed topics including risk assessments, active shooter programs, emergency planning, access control, and how technology can be leveraged to create safer school environments.
Their presentation focused on how school professionals and communities can work together to “connect the dots”, looking for indicators that can be utilized to proactively prevent a future tragedy. Rick Shaw, CEO and founder of Awareity, used the investigative report from Sandy Hook as an example of tell-tale signs that may have pointed to shooter Adam Lanza’s intentions to carry out a massacre.
“Think of this as a puzzle. If we were to hand a puzzle piece to each one of you as you walked in the room, if you just looked at the one piece you may not be able to figure out the bigger picture,” he explained. “But if you’re all on the same threat assessment team, there’s a pretty good chance you could figure out what it is.”
You can find more details on their presentation here: