Violence in Schools
15% of incidents occurred in K-12 schools
5% of incidents occurred in Higher Education
EMMA is Not Just About Violence in Schools.
In accordance with the Department of Education’s Guide for Crisis Planning, EMMA was developed with standard alerts for a wide range of events and hazards caused both by nature and by people. Threat prevention and anti-bullying are major benefits of EMMA.
Does Your Plan for School Safety Hit the Mark?
Sure, your school district has an emergency response plan (and hopefully, it is kept up-to-date) but with the new normal of complex and unpredictable threats facing schools and campuses today, it has never been more imperative to make every minute matter when it comes to a critical emergency event. That’s where two-way communication during an emergency can provide improve situational awareness and decrease response times.
It’s a known fact, facility, students, and parents live on their personal devices. When emergency events happen people send texts and post to social media in an effort to “inform” others of crisis in schools. But, the disparate information in social media posts and desperate calls from parents whose child has reached out to them via text, do not school administrators and emergency personnel the vital details necessary for situational awareness and threat assessment. In fact, disparate information makes it more difficult and chaotic. Piecing together key information from various social media platforms wastes countless minutes that matter in saving lives.
Don’t believe us? Social media played a major role in the confusion and chaos surrounding the active shooter event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. Click on the link to our case studies below to read more.
If you are a superintendent, school resource officer or campus safety officer and seek improve situational awareness and rapidly respond to critical events as they unfold — two-way communication is the key to engaging your emergency plan in the most efficient and effective way possible.
With direct and more complete intelligence on the emergency event from students and faculty within your school, you’ll be able to increase your speed and decisiveness in order to assess risks and prevent further harm to the people in a crisis situation.