school violence

Protecting America’s Schools – A US Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence

Protecting America’s Schools – A US Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence
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It has been an honor to join the US Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) on a nation-wide tour (Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles & Miami) to release their latest report on targeted violence in our nation’s schools: Protecting America’s Schools – A US Secret Service Analysis

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
National Threat Assessment Center
Sending our Teachers into Battle

Sending our Teachers into Battle
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UPDATE: As reported in the New York Post, a New York City teacher, Aida Sehic, who complained of horrific racial, sexual, and physical abuse from students has settled a lawsuit against the Department of Education, The Post has learned. Sehic and the DOE agreed to resolve the case this week

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Broward County Schools
We Found Another Big Piece of the School Shooting Puzzle--An Antibiotic for Suicide

We Found Another Big Piece of the School Shooting Puzzle--An Antibiotic for Suicide
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As many of you know, since the killing of our daughter Alaina at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland Florida on Valentines Day, Kelly and I have been searching, studying, & looking for solutions to eliminate the national scourge of school shootings. When it comes to solutions that are

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Culture
Public School Discipline:  Equal Opportunity Offenders

Public School Discipline: Equal Opportunity Offenders
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with supporters and critics of an Obama-era directive on school discipline on Wednesday.  Secretary DeVos is considering changes to the directive and possibly repealing the guidelines outlined therein. That 2014 directive, issued jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, put

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Broward County Schools
March For Our Lives? There is a better way

March For Our Lives? There is a better way
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Today is the day.  March 24th, 2018.  March For Our Lives is happening in over 800 cities around the globe.  Not coincidentally, I was a guest on Cavuto Live on FNC because I have suggested that there is an alternative path which will keep our kids & teachers safe at

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Politics
In Defense of WalkUp My Segment on the Michaela Show on HLN

In Defense of WalkUp My Segment on the Michaela Show on HLN
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Yesterday I had an opportunity to talk about #WalkUp on national TV. I was invited to be on the Michaela Pereira show on @HLNTV.  The idea behind #WalkUp is not mine.  In fact, I saw it on a Facebook post from a friend of a friend.  Here is what inspired

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Culture
A Day of Kindness at Wilder Elementary

A Day of Kindness at Wilder Elementary
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Our daughter Alaina Petty attended Wilder Elementary when we live in the Seattle area.  Mrs. Tavener, one of Alaina’s teachers at Wilder Elementary, heard about our call for kindness in the wake of Alaina’s death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  As a family, we believe

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Culture