Student safety in Pasco County Schools is our top priority. Each year, we update our crisis response plans and work with local law enforcement so that we are prepared to respond appropriately to a variety of emergency situations. In cooperation with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, we maintain school safety Facebook and Twitter sites. These sites are where you can go to find the most current and accurate information in a crisis. Keep in mind that it may be in the best interests of students & staff safety for us to wait to publicize information in an emergency. However, if you want the real story, like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/PascoSheriffSchoolSafety, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/psoschoolsafety.
Active Threat Plan
The school district and sheriff's office continuously practice safety drills and update our safety procedures to provide the best response possible to a variety of crisis situations.
This year, we updated our training for responding to an active threat on campus, aligning with best practices for K-12 education as recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. All of these agencies recommend some version of a strategy that involves running (evacuating), hiding in a secure place, or defending yourself as a last resort (countering), whichever response is appropriate.
Read Superintendent Browning's letter regarding changes in our safety drills and procedures (En español)
ATP Training Videos for Students
Elementary School Active Threat Plan Training Video
Middle School Active Threat Plan Training Video
High School Active Threat Plan Training Video
Pasco Sheriff's School Safety Social Media Resources