School Insecurity: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Educators on School Security, Protecting Your Children, and Fostering a Safe Learning Environment

· Sold by Simon and Schuster

About this ebook

The must-have school safety guide for any parent and professional ready to make a change

Is your child safe at school?

Who makes the decisions about your child’s safety and security when you send them off to school each day? What does a truly safe school look like? Does your school have an adequate security plan? How can we prevent the unthinkable? It's time to talk about what the parenting books don't teach you: the unmentionable events that occur in US schools every year and how to try to prevent them with invaluable information.

Every time you turn on the news, it seems like there is another active threat on a school in the United States. From Columbine and Uvalde to Parkland and Virginia Tech (to name a few), these unimaginable attacks have brought death, severe injuries and mental trauma upon too many of our country's precious children and teachers. It is 100% certain that another school shooting will occur, yet many people still deny that it could happen at their school. This is a dangerous normalcy bias that puts lives at risk. If it’s predictable, it’s preventable. Just when you think it can’t happen here, it does.

In this comprehensive guidebook for parents and professionals, Wayne Black utilizes over forty-five years of security experience in both the private and public sectors to educate you on:

  • Who is responsible for your school’s safety and security
  • How to talk to the school board and administration about security policy
  • The most effective physical safeguards for preventing an attack
  • How to detect and report observable concerning behavior
  • The role of security and law officers in schools
  • Easy-to-follow pathways for you to push for positive change when and where it is needed plus simple, helpful checklists to quickly assess school safety

It’s time for parents to get involved in their children’s safety at school. In the words of Lori Alhadeff, a parent who lost her daughter at Parkland and founder of Make Our Schools Safe, “Your voice is your power.”

About the author

Wayne Black has more than forty-five years of professional security experience in both the public and private sectors. He is the founder and president of Wayne Black & Associates, Inc. For more than a decade, he was the Security Advisor/PSD Lead for former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Rumsfeld Foundation.

Mr. Black routinely travels the country providing threat assessments and training for schools and houses of worship. He has personally supervised protection details and special threat assignments in the United States, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and South America. As a contractor for the Department of Homeland Security after the events of 9/11, he supervised a classified “Red Team” conducting threat assessments at designated national security locations and events. He has been qualified to testify as an expert witness regarding security in US Federal and State courts. He is also a certified firearms instructor in pistol, rifle, and shotgun. He served as a Law Enforcement Group Supervisor at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Public Corruption/Organized Crime Unit. Prior, he was assigned to the United States Justice Department’s Inter-Agency Task Force at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) where he received numerous awards and commendations from the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney General.

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