Kevin Quinn writes that having a properly trained school resource officer on campus is one step to making schools safer.
Counselor Sandy Austin: Our schools are safer when educators and other staff members are accountable and prepared with a plan, follow the chain of command, and execute as team.
Ron Avi Astor: We are no longer willing to tolerate even one senseless, horrific event in a school. Nor should we.
Ronald Stephens of National School Safety Center: When it comes to school safety, we need to do everything we can--knowing we can't do everything. School systems are not insurers of safety; they are purveyors of education and opportunity.
Sandy Hook parent Michele Gay writes that schools must prepare and practice for the worst so that it never happens.