The Center for Safer Schools and the Safe and Healthy Schools Division of the Department of Public Instruction collaborated in early April 2014 to provide Critical Incident Response Training to North Carolina public schools and charters.
Using a train-the-trainer model, more than 130 school and charter administrators and school resource officers attended the trainings, held in Winston-Salem, Kinston and the Asheville area. The Center for Safer Schools developed a new training module based on best practices; those who went through the training have been asked to provide training to each school in their respective Local Education Authority. Trainers have been encouraged to invite local law enforcement and emergency responders to these training sessions. The Center continues to reach out to educational agencies and provide this training when requested.
Additionally, the Center for Safer Schools is reaching out to law enforcement agencies to provide information on the new training module and the updated practices it employs.