Cypress School District is participating in a threat assessment training program in conjunction with the Orange County Health Care Agency, Orange County Department of Education, Knowledge Saves Lives, and local law enforcement agencies.
There are three components to the program:
(1) Proactive Threat Assessment Training – The first component, which was completed in November, consisted of a full day of training for administrators and school psychologists covering threat types and levels, behavioral indicators to look for, response protocols, and mental health resources.
(2) Simulation Drills – Active simulation drills will be held on Saturday, January 25, at Arnold and Saturday, February 22, at King. Drill activities will involve situational responses by district staff and local law enforcement agences. No students will be participating in these drills.
(3) Community Forum – A community form will be held in April to facilitate discussion around the importance of violence prevention and early intervention, best practices for school safety, and support for families and community members in identifying ways they can participate in violence prevention efforts, as well as how to support children in times of crisis and access mental health services and resources. Details regarding this forum will be announced at a later date.