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ERIC Number: EJ935423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Ready to Respond
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v83 n7 p38-41 Mar 2011
One doesn't have to search very far to find incidents of life-threatening violence at schools and universities throughout the nation--let alone tragedies away from campuses such as a gunman's January attack outside a Tucson, Arizona, grocery store that left six dead and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords seriously wounded. These shootings are the latest to serve as reminders to education administrators that campuses are not immune from deadly violence and that schools and universities need to have comprehensive plans in place to identify and prevent potential trouble and minimize the harm when attacks do occur. A key strategy in preparing education communities for the possibility of a crisis on campus is creating an emergency preparedness plan and establishing a crisis intervention team--also known as an incident management team (IMT). This article lists faculty and staff members that should be considered as part of the team.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A