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Minnesota school safety protocols are taking center stage following the deadly shooting at a high school in Florida. The Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) conducts an average of 200 training sessions at districts around the state every year. From public, to private, to charter, and tribal schools, the MnSSC meets with administrators, educators and first responders to advise schools on a 360-degree, multifaceted approach to school safety. This includes providing recommendations for:
In addition, the MnSSC provides guidance to districts when developing their emergency operations plans, which are required by state law. Schools must also conduct five lockdown drills, five fire drills and one severe weather drill per year.
For information on how to prepare for and respond to an actual nuclear attack, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ready.Gov website.
This resource explains the hazards of a nuclear explosion and the necessity to take shelter if one occurs. It outlines what to do before, during, and after such an event.
It also emphasizes the importance of building an emergency supply kit and making an emergency plan for you and your family.
Video Description: This video shows what happens behind the scenes during an exercise in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).