Fidelity testing concepts can be applied to more effectively evaluate almost any policy, procedure, technology, equipment or training program relating to school safety. Simulations reveal how school personnel will react in a crisis.
The emotionally charged climates following the tragic attack in Parkland, Florida are understandable, but making knee-jerk decisions with a “do something, do anything, do it now” mantra can lead to high-risk, high-liability actions.
The world of security can be daunting. Security tools and technologies are often expensive, and school leaders are not typically trained to know what will offer their institutions the greatest benefit.