APPA 2015 opened with a sobering general session where three survivors of “active shooter” incidents shared their personal stories: Kristina Anderson, survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting, and founder of the Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools; Natalie Hammond, a former lead teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School; and Frank DeAngelis, (retired) principal of Columbine High School. In addition to telling their personal experience, all three panelists talked about efforts that need to be undertaken to ensure the facilities are as secure as possible, that facilities professionals are in actively involved with public safety officials, and that everyone – students, faculty, custodial staff – needs to vigilant to their environment. The session as facilitated by Keith Woodward of Quinnipiac University and sponsored by Siemens.
APPA is pleased to announce the release of the breakout session content for viewing. So many great sessions from APPA 2015 and now you have the chance to see content from those you were unable to attend or those you wish to view again.