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Disasters tend to spring up unannounced. In fact, by their very definition, crises are situations that are unexpected or unwanted. But just because you aren't expecting a disaster doesn't mean you have to be unprepared. Planning for unexpected situations …

Author: SchoolDude

Learn more about SchoolDude's newest mobile safety platform to keep everyone at your educational institution safe.

Author: Nick Mirisis
Why parents are an essential part of your disaster plan

Even though they're not present on campus when disaster strikes, parents should be an integral consideration when formulating your emergency response plan.

Author: Nick Mirisis
The importance of having a crisis response and emergency preparedness plan

According to data from SchoolDude, 90% of administrators needed to contact parents to address a safety concern on the school grounds over the past year - and 31% of these were related to a school lockdown. This sobering statistic highlights a rising school safety concern in the armed aggressor. As The New York Times reported, many of the nation's roughly 10,000 to 12,000 school-based police officers have shifted focus and adjusted tactics to best respond to such a situation should one arise.

Of course, the burden also falls to school districts to invest in a disaster response plan, both to prevent potential situations as much as possible, and to handle cases as safely and efficiently as possible.

Author: Nick Mirisis
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