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In wake of another school shooting, what’s campus protocol for suspicious individuals?




In this frame from video provided by KABC-TV, faculty and students evacuate North Park School Elementary School as emergency personnel respond to a shooting inside on Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Bernardino.
In this frame from video provided by KABC-TV, faculty and students evacuate North Park School Elementary School as emergency personnel respond to a shooting inside on Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Bernardino.
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Questions about school safety are looming in the aftermath of Monday morning’s North Park Elementary School shooting.

The incident occurred when a 53-year-old man shot and killed his estranged wife Karen Elaine Smith, who was teaching a special education class at the San Bernardino school. The man also fatally shot an 8-year-old student before turning the gun on himself. Another student was wounded, but is in stable condition. The shooter reportedly had a history of domestic abuse and he was able to enter the school by checking-in at its front office.

So what is school protocol when a suspicious individual enters a campus? What rules are there to ensure student safety?

Guests:

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., distinguished professor of education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education

Kenneth S. Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services, a national school safety consulting firm