Active Threat: Prevention and Response for Parents

Active Threat: Prevention and Response for Parents
Posted on 09/03/2019
Active Threat: Prevention and Response for Parents

The School District of Lee County and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office are joining forces for a special seminar titled Active Threat: Prevention and Response for Parents. On Saturday, September 21st at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall parents interested in learning how to prevent the next threat, what will happen during a threat and how the District and Sheriff’s Office will respond are encouraged to attend.

“Mass casualty shootings and targeted violence incidents are highly preventable,” says Rick Parfitt, Director of Safety and Security at the School District. “This training will help parents and others to recognize and identify those persons who pose a risk to the safety of our schools and communities.”

This three-segment seminar is designed to teach parents about:

  • The signs, signals, and symptoms for a potential threat and how parents can utilize the threat assessment process to help ensure their child's safety and well-being;
  • State mandated changes for active shooter training in schools and what types of exercises students and staff are being exposed to;
  • A panel discussion to address often asked questions pertaining to active threats in schools.

“The safety and security of our students and schools is my number one priority,” Stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “We need the community’s help in preventing an active threat situation. This seminar will teach you the warning signs and symptoms so you can see it, say it, and make the call.”

Active Threat: Prevention and Response for Parents is being held at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers on Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. It is free to attend, but reservations are required. Parents interested in attending can register at Eventbrite.