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Safety and Security Summit heads to Texas in April

March 14, 2019

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), in conjunction with Katy (Texas) Independent School District, will be hosting the 2019 National Interscholastic Athletics Safety and Security Summit April 3-5 at Legacy Stadium in Katy. The summit will focus on the critical safety and security challenges facing interscholastic programs.

The event’s keynote presentation will be by Max Schachter, founder and CEO of Safe Schools For Alex. Schachter’s son, Alex was one of the first victims of the 2/14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Massacre in Parkland, Fla., where 14 children and 3 adults were murdered. Ever since, Max has been focused on creating national school safety best practices. He has testified at the White House to the Federal Commission on School Safety, and met with over 40 members of Congress.

Discussion topics:

  • Game/event day planning
  • Crowd dynamics/management
  • Emergency planning
  • Risk and threat assessment/routine non-game day operations
  • Facilities design/technology and information management
  • Staff development/safety and security aware culture
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