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Media Alert: Conference To Focus On Improving Safety At Maryland Schools

State's Second Annual Safety Conference Targets Prevention, Preparation

For Immediate Release                                                      

Contacts: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486
Ed Clarke, director, Maryland Center for School Safety (on site) 301-370-3497

Baltimore, MD (June 23, 2015)

More than 200 school safety leaders from across the State will come together this week to learn the latest strategies for improving school security and maintaining constructive learning environments. 

The Maryland Center for School Safety is hosting its second summer conference, “Prepare. Prevent. Achieve.,” this Thursday and Friday in Annapolis.  Safety experts, school security directors, and school resource officers will study a variety of issues including how best to handle critical emergencies, assessing threats, and methods of reaching students who are at risk. 

Participants will be briefed on real-world incidents, such as the Virginia Tech shootings and the recent unrest in Baltimore City, and how best to partner with law enforcement to keep children and educators out of harm’s way.

WHAT:   Maryland Center for School Safety Conference: “Building Effective Partnerships for School Safety”

WHO:     Maryland school safety professionals

WHEN:   7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 25
               7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Friday June 26

WHERE:  The Westin Annapolis
                100 Westgate Circle
                Annapolis, MD  21401