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Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) released theK-12 School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting against Gun Violence(2nded., 2018)that provides preventive and protective measures to address the threat of gun violence in schools.
The Guide is delivered in two parts: the first portion is a PDF with general security best practices and considerations in narrative format; while the second portion is a Microsoft Excel-based security survey. Together, these documents outline action-oriented security practices and options for consideration based on the results of the individual school’s responses to the survey. While the primary audience for the Guide is the K-12 community, institutions of higher education or pre-K schools may also benefit from the information presented.
For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Engagement atAcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.