Best Practice Considerations for Schools in Active Shooter and Other Armed Assailant Drills

The National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Resource Officers have partnered to provide this guidance on Best Practice Considerations for Schools in Active Shooter and Other Armed Assailant Drills (pdf). Safe and Sound Schools: A Sandy Hook Initiative and the ALiCE Training Institute contributed. This document provides guidance on the important factors schools must take into account when considering and conducting armed assailant drills.

Neither this document nor the author organizations, NASP and NASRO, endorse a specific approach to armed assailant training or any particular training program. As stated in the document, we believe that lockdown is an essential component, if not the foundation, of any such training and that the hierarchy of training and education offers effective options for how to provide training.

New Resource. Download the Questions to Ask for Armed Assailant Drills Factsheet, which is also included in the updated guidance document as an appendix.  

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