Please Be Aware
On March 29th, Central Catholic was the first of many schools across the state and country to encounter a hoax active shooter call. We learned of this threat immediately from our BluePoint Emergency Alert System, and through Rodef Shalom’s close collaboration with Central Catholic. Similar hoax calls were placed to schools in DE, NJ, MA, VA, UT, and CO. The calls were computer-generated, and all had similar content. Law enforcement is actively investigating. There are no known connections to the Jewish community at this time.
Law enforcement released information that the assailant in the Nashville school shooting on March 28th had done significant reconnaissance of the school prior to the shooting and had also targeted a second location. The assailant did not pursue the second location due to the perceived security presence there. This is a reminder to all of us to be situationally aware of people and/or vehicles in and round our organizations that appear suspicious, and the importance of a robust security posture as an effective deterrent.
SCN Partners with FCAS to Launch the “Stand Up to Jewish Hate” Campaign. FCAS is a national organization launching the campaign that is designed to raise awareness about antisemitism and hatred against Jews and to encourage all people to post and share the Blue Square to stand up against intolerance. To read more, go to their standuptojewishhate.org →.
PCCD Security Grant awards should be announced mid-April.
On April 4th, DHS CISA is hosting a Bomb Threat Response Webinar, it is tailored for schools but applicable to most organizations. Register online →
Security Matters in the News This Week
- Shooting at Nashville Christian school leaves 3 children and 3 adults dead, officials say (nbcnews.com →)
- 16-Year-Old Charged With Hate Crime After Attack In Flushing: DA (patch.com →)
- NYPD probing swastika at Columbia Law school as hate crime (israelnationalnews.com →)
- Antisemitic tweets, threats could prompt changes to Michigan’s civil rights law (mlive.com →)
Security Resources and/or Training
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