Are You Prepared for the Worst?April 17, 2017
By Reshan Cooray, Senior Director of Risk Services for ASCIP
It’s only been a little over two years since the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center, when another horrific event occurred on Monday, April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino at North Park Elementary School. A male died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and killing a female special needs teacher. Two students were injured in the incident; one, later that day, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Certainly, our hearts go out to the faculty, staff, students, and parents of the San Bernardino City Unified School District and to all members of the San Bernardino community.
Such incidents remind us that its important to review our policies and procedures on school security and how we communicate this information to parents. Below are some recommendations for school safety and how to best protect your students and staff against similar events: