John Conard aka "Uncle John" to Jared Conard Black, 17, one of the eight students and two teachers lost at Santa Fe High School resulting from an active shooting/bombing episode on May 18, 2018 created the following poignant work and authorized us to publish it here: (c) John Conard Mr. Conard has taken the WVPI's 3-3 commitment to school safety. Please join us in this grass roots initiative to help prevent further school and workplace violence. For further information go her
This weekend the WVPI will host a 45 minute inservice via teleconference to address bomb threat and safety awareness. This event is announced on the day that Arlington National Cemetary was closed due to a bomb scare. Kathleen M. Bonczyk, WVPI Founder and Executive Director, has long advocated for bomb safety and awareness in our schools and workplaces. American schools, workplaces for teachers. faculty and staff, have been targets for bombings dating back to at least the Col
A 14-year-old female student was stabbed repeatedly within minutes of the beginning of a school assembly yesterday at Luther High School in Luther, Oklahoma. "Today's Topic" by Joseph Bonczyk. The school does not employ a school resource officer. As we have seen many times in the past, it was up to a teacher to subdue the perpetrator, a 14-year-old male student, who was subsequently arrested. Teachers are employed to teach not act as law enforcement or SWAT and yet this is th
We're 1/3 of the way there! Concerned parties from 17 states and the District of Columbia have taken the pledge. The time for planning & talking is long gone. Our children are at stake of being victims of the next attack. We want an end to school violence from bullying through active shooter/bombings and need your help. Suggestions on three concrete actions you can take include: For background on the "3-3 pledge" go here: https://www.workplaceviolencepreventioninstitute.org
At our recent From Columbine to Noblesville event, the WVPI announced the grass roots project "3-3 Personal Commitment to Ending School Violence." Attendees from Texas and Florida were the first to take the pledge which appears below and includes suggested ideas. Why is this effort necessary? Because the powers that be have had 19 years to solve our national disgrace known as the modern American active school shooter bomber era; they have failed at putting an end to it even
Dylan Klebold suffered from clinical depression and was suicidal. Sources: Sue Klebold, Dave Cullen author of "Columbine" Depression is a risk factor for school shooters, bombers. Sources: Dave Cullen and https://www.cnbc.com/…/inside-the-mind-of-nikolas-cruz-and-… WVPI recommendation: Screen our preteens, teens for clinical depression
Have you spoken with your children regarding bullying and informed them to advise you if they feel they have been mistreated? Bullying should be regarded as a potential risk factor for all manner of societal harms, from self-murder on the one end of the spectrum to the other end of the spectrum. Please watch this brief video Kathleen made on this topic back in 2016: Please have this conversation not once but on an ongoing basis.