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WATCH: Federal Commission on School Safety Talks Building Security, Active-Shooter Training

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today hosted the fifth Federal Commission on School Safety meeting, which focused on best practices for school building security, active-shooter training for schools, and school-based threat assessments. The commission meeting was chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and attended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.

The participants on all three panels shared their insight into what schools can do to create safe and secure learning environments. The panels focused on a diverse set of measures that can be tailored to the needs of individual schools from enhancing physical security to best practices to mitigate the threat of active shooters to establishing school-based threat assessments that can help avoid incidents through early intervention.

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