Firing Guns on Campus:Colleges and Universities Need to Know 2018

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Firing Guns on Campus:Colleges and Universities Need to Know 2018

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Description

The US makes up about 4.4 percent of the global population but possesses 42 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns. That being said, these figures are being used by some to explain the increase in deadly school shootings in this country. According to CBS News, already in 2018, there have already been 18 school shootings. There were seven by this time last year. Since 2013, the number of school shootings has steadily risen, with the sole exception being 2016, when there were only 48. Just recently, President Donald Trump surprised many Americans by agreeing with those advocating for change, and his ideas for this change are definitely worthy of discussion.

In America, our schools must be havens for learning where students can feel safe and not have to worry about being gunned down in their own classrooms or on the playground. Our administrators, teachers, and staff also need to feel safe and should not have to serve as a line of defense from people carrying weapons of war intent on mass destruction.  And, our parents should not have to worry if their kids are coming home at the end of the day.

We do not want to hear our state and federal officials offering their thoughts and prayers for this latest tragedy – we want action now!  Military-style assault weapons and hi-capacity magazines have no place in civilian society and are only designed to kill and injure large numbers of people in a short period of time.

Why you should attend:

This webinar will lead you that “Donald Trump”   after listening to a series of emotional stories and pleas to enhance school safety at the White House Wednesday, floated the idea of arming teachers and school staff, an idea that was met with support from many of the attendees.

“If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly,” he said, stating that schools could arm up to 20% of their teachers to stop “maniacs” who may try and attack them.

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the Rise in School Shootings since Sandy Hook.
  • Gain an Insight into what President Trump thinks will help.
  • Delve into what laws and regulations are applicable to our planning and training.
  • Analyze the Arming of Teachers and Employees.
  • Discuss Best Practices to train employees, students and parents for tactical responses.

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • Teachers
  • Professor
  • Directors of College Campuses
  • Principal
  • Student Affairs
  • Dean
  • Special Education
  • Student Services
  • Public Safety

Kent Seaver has 18 years of experience in the fields of student services and learning resources. While at North Lake College in Irving,TX, he has expanded his work to include multiple student cohorts, including Title IX initiatives. He is presently the Director of Planning and Development and was previously the Director of Learning Resources. He served as Title IX Coordinator from 2014-2016. In that role, Kent created the first comprehensive Title IX intake and response program in the Dallas County District. Kent has earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Texas Wesleyan University.