Providence College: Teaching and Implementing school safety
My name is Tyré and I am Junior Psychology and Social Work major at Providence College. I am part of a Social Work class called Community and Political Practice. My classmates and I are working on implementing better school safety on Providence College campus. Due to recent events the high school in Parkland, we realized we do not know what to do if there is an active shooter on campus. We also realized in our classroom that there is no lock on the door if we wanted to keep someone who is harmful out.
We formulated a list of demands that is is necessary for the school to implement as soon as possible to make sure all students and faculty feel safe on campus. The demands are as follow:
- Notify all students about what the crisis safety plan is.
- Post the safety plan through out campus so students are aware of the protocol
- Faculty and staff have a crisis response training.
- Faculty teach safety plan for their particular classroom to students on the first day of class.
- By Fall semester there needs to be a lock on the inside of each door in every academic classroom.
- Send constant "what to do" during the specific crisis through text or email to students and faculty if able.
- Send reminders in the beginning of the semester reminding students what to do during a crisis situation.