Alex Chan (@asianchan)

There’s no such thing as a “safe space”. Not even at your school.

Safe spaces have been quite the rage lately on school campuses.  And while they do promote excellent communication and discussion of ideas and concepts, help to reduce violence and hate, the idea that safe spaces can protect individuals inside the space is a far cry from reality.  To take a long trip back to the Read more about There’s no such thing as a “safe space”. Not even at your school.[…]

Schools beware of the handgun that looks like a smartphone

As if concealed weapons aren’t tough enough to spot in backpacks and jackets, handguns that resemble smartphones is the next wave in search and seizure madness.  The folks over at Ideal Conceal have brought to life an idea that has school administrators and security officers scrambling.  This isn’t just fantasy anymore.  It’s real life James Bond Read more about Schools beware of the handgun that looks like a smartphone[…]

Town Hall Ending Mass Violence – Lessons Learned

Recently we held a Town Hall to discuss mass violence in schools and our communities.  While I don’t particularly want to credit any act of mass violence the events surrounding Parkland have certainly drawn the attention of many.  In many respects, well overdue.  We are holding another one on April 11th at 2:30pm PST.  Join Read more about Town Hall Ending Mass Violence – Lessons Learned[…]

When did schools become prisons? Watch this officer violently assault a student for refusing to move.

You may have already seen this video, but if you haven’t it is disturbing.  Spring Valley High School in South Carolina is in the hot seat for the actions of this school police officer.  After watching the video it is clear that school administrators and risk managers need to provide more training on handling incidents Read more about When did schools become prisons? Watch this officer violently assault a student for refusing to move.[…]

Senator Lieu wants your CSSP to become stale and outdated

Fashion designers know it.  OSHA knows it.  California’s Department of Agriculture knows it.  And even you know it.  So, why doesn’t Senator Lieu and Senator Steinberg know it?  You have to stay current and updating your plans annually is one way of doing so. At a time of Boston Bombings, more and more terrorist threats Read more about Senator Lieu wants your CSSP to become stale and outdated[…]

The police are going to stop helping schools with active shooters.

Ever since the deadly attacks at Columbine, schools have focused their emergency preparedness attention to active shooters.  Those events changed the way we deal with active shooters – read how.  With the Sandy Hook incident, just about every school in the United States is gearing up and training their staff and students in the active Read more about The police are going to stop helping schools with active shooters.[…]