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Albany School District Welcomes School Safety Training

Albany School District Visit

Summer break may be in session, but educators from the Albany School District went back to the classroom recently. Staff from Minnesota’s School Safety Center (MnSSC) with the Homeland Security and Emergency Management division highlighted preparation techniques for a variety of situations. Parents and students may be concerned about rare and headline-grabbing violent attacks, but MnSSC staff also stressed the importance of preparing for common emergencies that could prompt a lockdown situation, like a fire or severe weather. Read more about their visit to Albany Area Schools.


MnSSC staff continue to tour the state, conducting training and safety assessments for schools that request them.


Building relationships across cultures to keep schools safe

Fida Shah

Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s School Safety Center (SSC) recently consulted with a high-ranking police officer from Pakistan about school threats and violence. Fida Shah has been in Minnesota for the past year as a  Humphrey Fellow through the University of Minnesota. His visit follows a 2014 terrorist attack on a school in Peshwar that killed more than 140 students.

Shah met with SSC staff to learn about the best practices and procedures used in Minnesota. Among them: having a dedicated team to conduct threat assessments and provide training for local schools and law enforcement, along with practicing lockdowns with students and educators.

Watch his story and learn more about his mission.


StormReady in a Box

The Minnesota School Safety Center partners with the National Weather Service and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators for wide distribution of StormReady in a Box; the ability for your school district, charter school or non-public school to achieve StormReady Supporter status.  Go to the StormReady page to start your adventure and help us become a Weather-Ready Nation!


Current Training Offerings

The Minnesota School Safety Center staff provides training sponsored by Educational Service Cooperatives, Minnesota Associations and area Colleges. If you would like more information about the below listing, please contact the cooperative, association or college.