Shamus O’Meara Authors School Security Article for National School Boards Association

Shamus O’Meara, a nationally recognized school safety and security expert, recently authored an article entitled Advising Schools in the Age of School Shootings for presentation at the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys fall conference in Charleston.

The article addresses best practices for school security design using crime prevention techniques, related liability risks, and reflects on the history of school shootings and our nation’s efforts in responding to these tragedies.


Shamus has been through many crises with school officials, including representing two Minnesota school districts involved with school shooting incidents.  He has worked with state and national departments of education, public and private educational institutions, mental health and law enforcement agencies to promote safety and violence prevention in our schools and on campuses.  He also serves as a consultant and expert witness for school districts, higher educational institutions and businesses, providing recommendations and guidance involving safety and security issues.

Shamus will be presenting on school security design at the November EDspaces conference in Florida, and the 2019 National School Boards Association annual conference in Philadelphia.

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