Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety


​​​Not all emergencies can be prevented, but actions can be taken to prepare and minimize the impact or lessen the likelihood of school-based disasters and emergencies. The following section contains detailed guidance on bullying and cyber bullying, threat assessment and bomb threats.

Prevention in Schools

Schools have created curricula and programs aimed at preventing students from engaging in harmful behaviors, including anti-bullying programs, social problem-solving and school discipline efforts. Establishing policies and procedures for dealing with potential threats is an important part of school emergency planning. Following a threat assessment process helps schools identify students or staff who may pose a threat to themselves or others.