Academic Engagement

Academic Engagement

DHS maintains numerous relationships with members of the academic community and directly engages with school administrators, faculty, and students on a range of issues. For more information on what DHS is doing with academic engagement, visit our topic page on DHS.gov.

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Academic Engagement

China Espionage in Universities

PROBLEM: Most people are not aware that China reportedly sends “STUDENTS” to the U.S. to OVERTLY participate in various educational courses, and COVERTLY their main purpose is to participate in stealing research and trade secrets. Other individuals could participate in espionage over a longer period of time. There are many fields that may be the targets of Chinese espionage at Universities, below I will give a very ...more »

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CREATE A NEW PS-PREP TYPE PROGRAM FOR SCHOOLS

IDEA: Given the current threat environment, perhaps DHS/USSS should create a new “PS-Prep” type program for Schools, to enhance their safety practices. - RECALL: In the past Congress through the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), has directed the creation of the “PS-Prep” program which enables business safety practices to be enhanced. =>URL is here: https://www.fema.gov/about-ps-preptm - IS IT TIME FOR DHS TO CREATE ...more »

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DHS NEW Campus Resilience Program Resource Library website

Looks like DHS launched the new campus resilience program resource library recently here: https://www.dhs.gov/campus-resilience-program-resource-library I love it, thanks DHS! I'll post this link on my websites too. - A GREAT STEP FORWARD: To me, this puts the ball back in the corner of Schools/Campuses, we must now observe if schools will actually systematically comb through the above website, and collect the documents, ...more »

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How to STOP school shootings

The shootings in our schools is intolerable and people are desperate for a real solution, understandably so. As a parent of six adult kids and the grand father of 18 grand kids and 11 great grand kids, I join with everyone else in desiring our kids to be safe and not worrying about going to school and whether or not that day they may be shot or killed; I can't imagine what that must be like for our kids; it has to stop. ...more »

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Ensuring the safety of our youth from shooters in schools and other public places

CLANDESTINE SENSORS at schools and other public entrances would be uniquely set up to SPECIFICALLY AND IMMEDIATELY TRACK ALL TYPES OF CONCEALED FIREARMS at all building entrances. Firearms carried by hired security would already be cleared. Federal laws will be enacted by Congress declaring that ALL REGISTERED (AND NON-REGISTERED) FIREARMS MUST BE RECALLED AND CHIPPED to be able to be tracked. All Americans would rally ...more »

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IS PREPAREDNESS IGNORANCE BLISS OR BLUNDER

Under this Academic Engagement campaign subsection, I would like to propose the idea of creating preparedness learning modules for high school and college education, so that they may embrace preparedness as early as feasible. Consider the following example (teacher’s version) I previously prepared for one of my friends who is currently teaching. - ********************* TEACH YOUTH PREPAREDNESS THROUGH EXAMINING HISTORIC ...more »

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Teachers Unions Co Funds School Security, Safety

Said Teachers Unions should co fund ALL campus Security & Safety programs.

Use X% funds for school safety nationwide.

CUT down on DC expenses alone.

Tour Union Hqs in Wash DC & note the waste & glitter, etc.

Paid for by Dues. Your dues IF Union.

No excuse they have the Funds to support.

Blame Union bosses.

Teach staff to use guns, MACE, pepper spray, etc alone.

Arm the janitors, cooks etc.

Post signs.

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School Security

Upon detection of an active shooter, either through manual operation or Shotfinder technology, the school is flooded with a safe and breathable smoke agent (CO2, or equivalent). Visibility in the hallways and spaces (possibly classrooms) is immediately reduced to a few feet/inches. Classroom lockdown procedures could be used in parallel, or a ‘panic button’ could optionally flood classrooms and alert the response team. ...more »

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School Safety

I am not sure if this is an idea that has already been thought of but might I suggest that schools should have systems to lay down smoke or foam in an emergency. It is not a complete solution but may delay or disorientate the shooter for enough time for an armed response to arrive. If nothing else it would provide some comfort for the pupils. The school could also have for personal safety apparatus rather like fire ...more »

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School shooting safety

All schools should equip themselves with Bulletproof wall pannels that act as riot shields. These riot shields could save many lives by blocking line of sight and giving the students a chance to defend themselves from many potential acts of terror. If we cannot stop the shooters from entering the school and shooting then lets stop the bullets from reaching there intended targets These pannels could also decend from ...more »

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School suicide and shootings

The idea to help prevent school/teen suicide would be to promote such programs that would educate teens on the possibility of "what comes after?" Including assemblies where people who have experienced death and recovery after suicide. Hell seems to be the prevailing experience and a descriptive example coming from an actual survivor may be the key. Also... In regard to school shootings... Education would also be the tool. ...more »

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