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No child should live in fear of gun violence at our schools. That is why Protecting Our Students developed POSSafetyNet℠, the most comprehensive school shooting prevention “Site Assessment” tool. It is our mission to make all 131,000 K-12 schools in America safe from gun violence and a safe reopening due to Covid-19.

Your donation funds our campaign to “Implement” this comprehensive tool nationwide, along with our 17-point guideline updates – for reopening schools!

Please support our “Implementation” effort by donating HERE.

Click HERE to see the POSSafetyNet℠ “Site Assessment” tool abridged.

Our Story, Analysis and References

Here you will find links to guidance, training materials, research, and news for those looking to understand the importance of school shooting prevention as well as other usable resources to assess school vulnerabilities and implement a viable Emergency Operating Plan. Please check back regularly as our library of resources continues to grow.
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COVID-19

Schools play a vital role in preventing the introduction and spread of Coronavirus ("COVID-19") in our communities. Here you will find information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community as well as information on the additional steps schools are taking to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
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National School Shooting Resources

Here we’ve gathered the latest in national resources including reports from the Federal Commission on School Safety, U.S. Department of Education, National Associations of School Psychologists, School Counselor Association, and School Superintendents Association. All resources are predicated on the policies already working in state and local communities and outline steps we all can take.
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State-by-State School Shooting Resources

The first school shooting transpired on January 29, 1979. Each decade since there have been 1300+ school shooting incidents in every state. Despite the continuous assault on students, gun safety remains disorganized, decentralized, and inefficient. Methods and approaches vary and while some states, like Colorado and Virginia, have many preventive resources, others do not.

Protecting Our Students is here to bridge those gaps. We invite you to use the map above for available resources, reports as well as current best practices being implemented in your state.
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School Shooting Prevention Partners

Just like Protecting Our Students, all of our partners are committed to making every U.S. school safer by providing the latest in best-practices. When it comes to improving the safety of our schools, Protecting Our Students will leave no stone unturned.

Accordingly, we work with a wide range of national and school safety professionals like Certified School Safety Professionals, School Security Specialists, Law Enforcement and Government Agencies including the FBI, FEMA, the National Sheriffs’ Association, Campus Security & Life Safety, and Dr. Langman with School Shooters.
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School Shooting Prevention Tools

As we know, it’s imperative for schools to have preventive and protective measures in place. However, even the districts within states have different anti-gun violence policies. Protecting Our Students sees this as a big problem but has found a solution.

We’ve sifted through the various resources to bring you the most user-friendly and comprehensive planning tools available. These currently include our own proprietary comprehensive site assessment, POSSafetyNet℠, and the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools’ site assessment.
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