Don Shomette

People are the Prize

What Do You See Wednesday? (12 Feb 2014)


Check out the comments to read what others have seen!

Being able to spot what is safe and unsafe takes practice. And experience is invaluable. We’re going to post a new picture each Wednesday and after everyone has had a chance to comment, we’ll review and discuss the findings.

Today’s picture is from a middle school in an urban school district with severe safety concerns.  Good luck!

What do you see?

Outside Picture

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.

3 thoughts on “What Do You See Wednesday? (12 Feb 2014)

  1. Hm….the overhang and brick pillars could be hiding spots for “ambushes” and I also don’t like the fact that there are no windows to see in or out.

  2. There’s at least three things that could be improved. The inoperative lights are probably the most obvious issue. A note to mx should get that oversight fixed. Second, the wooden pallets partially obstruct the ramp. That will be important if there is an emergency in which people have to evacuate the building. Finally, the entry into the building is not clearly numbered for first responders. If the entry is not numbered on the outside, it’s probably not numbered on the inside either.

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