Fostering School Security During Teacher Preparation
Wednesday, March 20 12:10-12:30 PM
In response to guidance from the professional security community, school staff have begun adopting sophisticated technology-based approaches to implementing dependable security systems on their campuses. To support these efforts, this paper examines methods for addressing and improving school security during teacher preparation. In particular, the discussion aims to integrate compatible approaches and technologies that show potential for decreasing the number of school violence cases as well as the severity of those cases. The primary aim of this paper is thus to present a holistic approach to safety, enfolded within a four-stage framework that provides a cohesive approach to improving school security. By employing multiple interlocking layers of fortification, the four-stage framework encourages educators to: (1) Deter violence before it occurs, (2) Detect violence when it occurs, (3) Delay violence that is occurring, to best support trained security personnel that (4) Respond to the violence until it is stopped.