Novume President Harry Rhulen recently spoke to Business Insurance Magazine on school safety following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Florida shooting reopens debate on school safety

Business InsuranceFeb 27, 2018
Harry Rhulen, a co-founder of crisis and risk management firm Firestorm Solutions LLC., said that while some private schools have armed guards on the premises, very few public schools go this route.
The recent mass shooting at a Florida high school has sparked talk of increased security, but safety experts advise that the focus should be on prevention.
The Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff, has reignited debate on gun control and school safety.

Harry Rhulen, a co-founder of the Denver-based crisis and risk management firm Firestorm Solutions L.L.C., said that while some private schools have armed guards on the premises, very few public schools go this route.

“Public schools typically use what’s called a school resource officer, which is provided to them by the sheriff’s department or police department and that is a full-fledged police officer who fills that function,” Mr. Rhulen said. [continue to article in full]

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