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School Violence
Law Enforcement Terrorism Preparation/Response

Summary: This eight-hour course provides information on the types of individuals or groups that commit violence in schools The use of this information  will lead to better contingency planning by law enforcement, communication centers, EMS, school, government officials and community to prevent incidents of violence, and better respond to them when they occur, to apprehend the perpetrator, control, evacuate, recover and minimize injuries during this criminal event and protect our most important valuable resource, our children. Law Enforcement assumes a critical role in handling these incidents to save lives and for the completion of a successful criminal investigation. This is why you should attend this timely seminar.

Your Instructor: Sgt. Michael Wargo (Ret), previously Illinois State Police representative to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in Chicago, and presented by KEBCOR.COM.

Course Content: Students will be given instruction, case studies and a topical outline on each of the following areas:

School Violence Overview
Identification of factors involved that can lead to school violence. Observation and analysis of as well as proper interpretation of school violence information that will be provided. Discussion of responsibilities of who is really  involved in the problem.

Threats from Within
Through a lecture and discussion session, students will outline the commonalities of the school shooter, list characteristics and identify the factors precipitating school place violence. Students will develop lists of ways to intervene before these violent precursors reach critical mass.

Threats from Outside

Terrorism and School Violence
Through a lecture and discussion session, students will identify the different types of terrorists. They will outline reasons schools are targeted by terrorists, and discuss ways to secure information on terrorists to minimize threats and criminal acts. They will list and discuss things terrorists will know about the target, children  and responders. They will be provided a checklist to identify tactics, techniques and procedures that can be utilized to identify, detain, apprehend and stop a homicide bomber.

The Police Response
Through a lecture, case studies and discussion, students will identify how law enforcement, school personnel and the community can cooperate and work together prior to an incident. They will list salient pre-incident threat data and the need to document everything. They will identify the tactics and elements of a rapid response to insure control, safety, recovery, evacuation and minimization of injuries.
They will outline the importance of someone assuming the position of Incident Commander and notifying all concerned. They will discuss the need for post-incident debriefing and counseling. 

And MORE . . . . 


Who Should Attend: As terrorism in our schools is a threat to everyday life, there is a need to have a better understanding of these incidents, as well as preventative methods and have response and recovery procedures in place in the event of an incident. To keep your agency up to date in this critical area . . .
  You Should Attend!

This course complements our one day seminar for Law Enforcement: " Dispatcher Terrorism Preparation and Response for School Violence"  (click for details) Both Seminars can be presented on consecutive days to update, keep current and coordinate activities of the First Responders and the Communication Center should such an incident occur.

Additional suggested programs: 

Command Course for Hostage/Barricade Incidents

First Response to a Hostage/Barricade/Suicide Incident

Crisis Negotiation

Suicide Recognition and Intervention

Basic Crisis Negotiation Course (40 hours)


Critical Incident Communication

Dispatcher Performance Enhancement - The Power to Change

Homeland Security - Terrorism Preparedness and Response

Dispatchers Role in Terrorism / Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents