School security is a hot topic these days. I get many calls and e-mails asking my advice on how to stop the gun violence at schools. I’ve answered many probing questions. Should we hire armed guards? Should we arm all or some of our teachers? Should police officers be assigned to every school? Should we install metal detectors? Should we erect walls and fences around the school and search everyone who enters? Should the media downplay the shootings to discourage copycats? These are all valid questions, but implementing the recommendations is unlikely to produce a long-term solution. However, putting guns in the hands of teachers is a scary concept and should not be considered.

I have written a few articles to discuss some of the issues commonly raised about security on campus

School Security Articles

Campus Security School Security

Books on Security Management and Liability