Children have been senselessly murdered along with school personnel, including at least a teacher and a principal. Firefighters and cops have been ambushed. Both incidents show the limitations of emergency planning. As a school teacher and administrator for better than 25 years, and an instructor of firefighters and law enforcement officers at colleges and police academies, I have felt the hurt and the anguish of the most recent events. You must have, too.
Some of you have written about your experience in business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning, not fully recognizing the lack of such plans in many schools. I have read your comments and felt your pain.