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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Knife Attack in Pennsylvania High School

Safe Havens International

Twenty people were wounded in a knife attack at Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh four of them seriously.  A student is in custody as a suspect.

Edged weapon attacks like this are actually more prevalent than Active Shooter Incidents, as found in a new book, Staying Alive: How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters, being released by Barron's Educational on May 13, 2014.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Student rapes a fellow student in high school

Safe Havens International

Lawrence Central High School was the scene of a rape of a female student by a 16-year old male student.

The two were walking together in the gym when the male student forced the female into a closed hallway, then allegedly raped her.

School and police officials said that physical and video evidence support the girl's claim.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Teachers: "Don't shoot us during the exercise!"

Safe Havens International

Teachers in Farmington, MO refused to participate in an Active Shooter exercise after they were handed goggles and told they might get "shot" with pellet guns.

Teachers are not required to participate in such exercises.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Terrorists in China attack a train station with knives

Safe Havens, International

Muslim separatists in China attacked a train station in Kunming Province.  29 people were killed, and over 130 were wounded when a group of men swooped upon unsuspecting patrons of the train station and began slashing.

Those who were slow to react were often the victims, as the men seemed to be targeting at random.

Four were shot and killed by police, and one was arrested.

Child seduction charges for an Indiana teacher

Safe Havens, International

A high school golf coach and teacher was arrested over the weekend and charged with child seduction after being found naked in his truck with a 17-year old student. He admitted to having had sex with the student.

The teacher is reportedly married to a school administrator in the district.

The teacher has resigned from the district.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Boko Haram, a group to keep an eye on

Safe Havens International

The terrorist group Boko Haram is killing innocent school children in NigeriaBoko Haram means, "Western education is forbidden." 

In a recent attack, Boko Haram locked students in a hostel and burned it down, savagely killing students who tried to escape.

This clearly shows that school safety is not just a U.S. problem.

Crimes against Children 2-26-14

New Jersey man pleads guilty to possessing images of child abuse

Indiana man arrested for sexually assaulting a middle school girl

Nevada man sentenced for pimping a minor as a prostitute

New York man sentenced for child pornography

California teacher arrested on sexually assaulting a student

Arizona teacher arrested for transporting minors for illicit sexual conduct

Pennsylvania Middle School teacher arrested for sexual assault of a student

Illinois Boys & Girls Club counselor convicted of sexual assault of a minor

Colorado school employee sentenced for sexually assaulting an 8-year old

Friday, February 21, 2014

Breaking News

Fox News

Reports of shots fired at a high school in Lake Mary, Florida.

As of 1:30pm, students were being let back into the school, which they wouldn't do if there were a crime scene inside.

Thankfully, nothing to see here!

Closing the Submarine Door

Safe Havens International

In the ongoing school safety discussion on the best way to respond to Active Shooter Incidents, Mike Dorn has developed an analogy that he has used to show the importance of the critical first thirty seconds.

When a submarine submerges, a delay in securing a compartment door can prove disastrous for a submarine.

When an Active Shooter Incident begins, quick responses can save lives, slower responses can prove disastrous.