While independent schools are generally safe places to be, there have been 2,032 school shootings in the United States since 1970. Almost half of those school shootings have taken place since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Schools should have crisis plans that reflect the possibility of an active shooter situation on campus as well as the resources to support students and staff who may be traumatized by such events on campus or highlighted in the news. 

Caring for Students

Crisis Planning and Communication

Sample Communications from SAIS Schools

Data and Research on School Violence