Category Archive: School Crime and Incident Reporting

ALICE Training Institute distances itself from Alabama school’s throwing canned food at gunmen, then reaches out to the school for “positive spin”

Posted by on January 17, 2015

Following days of national and international  skeptical media attention and mockery of an Alabama middle school that asked parents to send canned food for students to throw at armed gunmen, the ALICE Training Institute on Friday distanced itself from the controversy before trying to “put a positive spin” on the adverse attention that put a dent […]

Bibb County Schools hire police captain fired from last job

Posted by on November 1, 2012

The Bibb County school system hired a former small-town police chief who was fired from his last job and has a pending complaint against him with the state agency that oversees police ethics and certification, according to an October 23rd story in The Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Georgia. Ronald Rodgers, the former chief in question, […]

Bibb County Schools: No conflict in hiring consultant as police chief

Posted by on September 25, 2012

The Bibb County School District’s leaders see no conflict in rehiring as its police chief the chief financial officer and senior analyst of a school safety consulting firm that just conducted a safety assessment for the district, according to local news outlets. The Georgia school district has been under fire for its handling of discipline and […]

Bibb County school crime, discipline data questioned with multiple safety reports

Posted by on September 19, 2012

The Bibb County (GA) school district remains under fire as two versions of a school safety assessment consultant’s report, along with state safety incident data, bring into question the district’s accuracy and consistency in reporting fights and weapons. The Macon Telegraph on Tuesday ran a story entitled, “Bibb school fights, weapons reported tallies differ widely.” The report claims […]

Draft school safety reports jeopardize integrity of security consultants, school boards

Posted by on September 16, 2012

School security consultants with strong integrity will lose some jobs here and there. But in the long haul, they will retain their integrity and their credibility, and their school district clients will likely do so as well. “Draft” school safety assessment reports can trigger questions on security consultant, school leader credibility One of my long-standing […]

Safety report blasts Bibb County school discipline; Judge blasts security consultant

Posted by on September 12, 2012

The heat has been turned up in southern Georgia, and it has nothing to do with the weather. A firestorm is brewing following a Macon Telegraph newspaper story on a school safety assessment consulting report for Bibb County Schools which “…included a scathing assessment of the way the school system handles and tracks student discipline.” The […]

1,183,700 violent school crimes; Only 303,900 reported to police

Posted by on April 24, 2012

Civil rights special interest groups and the Obama Administration claim police and school officials are creating a “school-to-prison-pipeline” where students are being needlessly arrested. But one recent report, using Education and Justice Department data, suggests schools are actually covering up violent crimes from the police. “The Department of Education and the Department of Justice say […]

An Expert Analysis: Why Crime Rises in Charlotte NC Schools

Posted by on March 23, 2011

Criminal or violent acts rose 19% in one year in the Charlotte-Mecklenberg, NC, schools according to a Charlotte Observer news story in early March. Yet security staffing continues to be dramatically cut by school officials. In a January story by WBTV, the district’s superintendent recommended cutting nearly $1 million from the district’s school law enforcement division, cutting […]

U.S. School Safety Head Says Adults Don’t Know What is Going On in Schools

Posted by on October 6, 2010

We know students need to be involved in school safety planning.  But according to a quote in the Keen New Service, a national gay legal and political news service, Kevin Jennings, the Education Department’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug Free Schools, apparently believes they are the ONLY people who know what is going on […]

School Safety: Why Parents Don’t Know What They Don’t Know

Posted by on September 1, 2010

Utah school crime data is riddled with inaccuracies, according to a recent Salt Lake Tribune newspaper story.   The bottom line:  Parents don’t know what they don’t know about school safety — and nobody is rushing to tell them! The problem is not limited to Utah.  It is a national problem I have documented for years on […]