Missouri School Safety and Security Resources
Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP)
ERIP is a Web-based planning tool that provides a methodology for schools and other institutions (higher education, child-care, faith-based, etc.) and local emergency responders when developing emergency plans and procedures for the safety of children and others. Developed by the state of Missouri and the Missouri Schools Boards’ Association, ERIP allows schools and institutions to design response plans tailored to their own unique needs, including floor plans, evacuation routes, photographs and contact persons.
Defending Against Active Shooter/Intruder Training
The Defending Against Active Shooter/Intruder class is among the grants and training programs administered by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security. Through 2012, more than 80 defending against active shooter training classes have been held across Missouri, educating more than 3,400 school personnel and more than 1,000 law enforcement officers and first responders on how to lockdown and actively defend against a school intruder. The one day course brings together teachers, school administrators and law enforcement and first responders for a combination of classroom instructions and practical, hands on training using demonstrations and drills. The course concludes with realistic active shooter simulations and school and law enforcement responding as they would in a real emergency.
Check OHS Training schedule for classes and further details.
For information about scheduling a class call (573) 526-9016.
Missouri Center for Education Safety
The Center for Education Safety is a public-private partnership of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri Office of Homeland Security and the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA). The center is dedicated to enhancing emergency planning, preparedness and safety and security in public and private education—pre-K, K-12 and post-secondary.
Missouri School Violence Hotline
The Missouri School Violence Hotline provides an ANONYMOUS means to report school violence. The SVH program is housed in the Department of Social Services, Children's Division. Information is gathered from reporters and then entered into a centralized database. The information is immediately relayed by phone and the report is faxed or e-mailed to the appropriate law enforcement agency and school. The School Violence Hotline is a centralized reporting and referral service that promotes the timely sharing of critical information between youth, families, school personnel, and law enforcement to improve outcomes for youth and promote a safe school environment.
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Missouri Safe Schools Act
The Missouri Safe Schools Act requires each district to develop a written discipline policy which addresses the use of and procedures for the administration of corporal punishment, defines "acts of school violence" or "violent behavior," and includes a provision regarding weapons. "Acts of violence" or "violent behavior" is defined as "the exertion of physical force by a student with the intent to do serious bodily harm ...to another person while on school property, including a school bus in service on behalf of the district, or while involved in school activities." The policy must require that school administrators report acts of school violence to district employees with a "need to know." Crimes that must be reported under the act include making a terroristic threat, unlawful use of a weapon, and assault while on school property.