At this point we all know if CAN happen anywhere. Most people automatically think "it won't happen here" but the truth is it CAN. Just like there is little to no chance your kids school will have a fire or other emergency, it's always best that they know what to do SHOULD something happen. So, should there be some kind of preparedness drill done for things like shootings or similar risks?
What do you think?
Answer by Dr.Donna at 5:19 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by 1Giovanni at 5:21 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Here are some statistics: "Each year in the United States, an average of 5,500 structure fires occur in educational institutions." The US Fire Administration published this report a few years ago.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 5:22 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 5:23 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:24 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by Jenaiko01 at 5:28 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:30 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
On the other hand, in the 2010 academic year, 7 students were killed in school shootings and most of those were gang related (i.e., not a lunatic busting into the school to randomly kill innocent kids). That information is published here, by the "National School Safety and Security Services" (whoever they are). According to stats on Wiki (no, not the best source, but it'll work for this), there were 76.6 million students in school (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United states. The risk of getting shot while at school (7 out of 76.6 million) really isn't that high.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 5:31 PM on Dec. 3, 2010