Don Shomette

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What Do You See Wednesday (Review & Discussion) 15 Jan 2014

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Let’s review and discuss the last, “What Do You See Wednesday from 15 Jan 2014.

First, here’s the picture:

wdys_15 jan

Here is what others had to say:

CPO Grace Fico: A sign that needs one of two changes: lowered, or bigger letters.  It either needs to be read from the road, or lowered to eye level so that it does not go unseen.

I also see closed blinds which creates an atmosphere of an inverted school; lacking outward awareness.


It may not be in the picture but I see no lighting.  I can’t tell if that is a camera mounted on the brick or not…

The entire area does not appear to be ‘celebrated’.  In other words, there is no territorial reinforcement or pride taken among this part of the building…

Here are my comments:
Wow…what can I say after Grace’s awesome comment? Not much. In fact very little. My only point would be that like most safety concerns it can be fixed. Even if the classroom just opened up their blinds it would make an immediate difference and the space immediately safer. Nothing happening here is unsolvable.

Well done and thanks for the comment, Grace!

Author: Don Shomette

Don Shomette is a trainer, speaker, consultant, and owner of People are the Prize, a violence prevention company that helps people to prevent and survive a school attack. He has spent a lifetime working with police officers and principals and is consistently evaluated by those who attend his trainings as one of the best instructors ever. Don challenges, entertains, and helps school personnel to think of preventing violence in a new and positive way.

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