Success Stories Shine the Light on School Safety

It is important to share the ideas, strategies and technologies that work. There are first responders, school administrators, students and community members who are doing good work and are making changes that result in safer school environments. They not only develop techniques to respond to active incidents, they explore technologies and training programs to prevent potential crises.

These success stories are collected here and shared so that other schools can replicate them. What worked in one community can be tweaked by another to achieve positive results.

The stories are also available in our Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Nation’s Schools Safe! Book series.

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Story Spotlight


Pender County Reminds Community to “Report, Don’t Repost”

March 2018

Schools encourages students not to turn social media postings into widespread rumors

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Anne Arundel “DARE(S)” to Expand Opioid Prevention Education

February 2018

As the nation’s opioid epidemic continues to grow, police departments and schools are looking for more ways to fight back.

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Officer Creates Comic to Help Students Make Good Choices

January 2018

A new team of superheroes comes to the comics arena in fall 2017.

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