“Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”
“I urge you to please notice when you are happy.”
After our recent staff in-service day on safety, we were instructed that the library needs to have a plan in place in case of an active shooter. The speakers that came that day were surprised that we had nothing. This isn’t that surprising with the administration that we currently have.
While I’ve watched numerous training videos on what to do, I still had to come up with a reasonable plan for at least just myself. This simple plan consists of making friends with the patrons that seem the most likely to walk in and start shooting. We high five every time I see them. The hope is that instead of getting shot in the face, I will get a high five if the time ever comes.