Ohio School Safety Center Brings School Safety Experts Together for Three Days


For Immediate Release: August 1, 2022

Ohio School Safety Center

Ohio School Safety Center
Brings School Safety Experts
Together for Three Days

Ohio School Safety Summit
Runs Aug.2 through Aug. 4
at Columbus Convention Center

 School safety experts from around the country will present to more than 1,000 attendees at the Ohio School Safety Summit.

WHEN: Aug. 2-4

WHERE: Columbus Convention Center


DANIEL JEWISS – Tragedy at Sandy Hook: A Law Enforcement Perspective & Lessons Learned
Daniel Jewiss was lead investigator for the Connecticut State Police's probe into the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, CT where 20 first graders and six staff members were killed.
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Exhibit Hall A

ERIC TAMASHASKY Digital Threat Assessment (DTA) - The Missing Link for School Safety and Threat Assessment
Eric Tamashasky of Safer Schools Together introduces participants to the concept of 
digital threat and its place within the practice of threat assessment. Proactive and evidence-based, fundamentals of DTA will assist your team in identifying individuals that may pose a threat to the safety of themselves or others.
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 2, in Exhibit Hall A

STEVEN DRISCOLL – U.S. Secret Service Research, Analysis and Key Findings of Averted and Targeted School Violence
This keynote will highlight past incidents as well as relevant findings and recommendations from the National Threat Assessment Center's latest research on targeted school violence and interrupted school plots in the United States.
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Exhibit Hall A

FRANK DeANGELIS – Leadership Lessons from Columbine and Beyond
This presentation reveals the leadership lessons Frank DeAngelis learned in the focus of an international firestorm. Frank DeAngelis worked at Columbine from 1979 to 2014.
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Exhibit Hall A

MOLLY HUDGENS – Saving Sycamore - The School Shooting That Never Happened
Molly Hudgens Molly shares the story of how she prevented a school shooting in 2016 when a student with a fully-loaded semi-automatic handgun came to her with a plan to kill people on the school’s campus. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Thursday Aug. 4, in Exhibit Hall A

JOHN SKILLSTEAD, Lt. PAUL SMITH,  KAREN FAVORS (Federal Bureau of Investigation)  – Active Shooters - A Perspective of What We Have Learned and What We Can Do Better 
The presentation will focus on the history of active shooters in the United States, what the FBI annual studies show in regards to incidents occurring in educational environments; prevention efforts; and how individuals can prepare if they are faced with an active shooter situation.
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday Aug. 4, in Exhibit Hall A

Sixteen high schoolers from around Ohio come together for an organizational meeting, the first meeting ever of the Ohio School Safety Student Advisory Council.
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday Aug. 3, Room A226

The Governor’s School Safety Working Group will meet to discuss Ohio School Safety Center expansion, Model Threat Assessment Policies, Anonymous Reporting Data, Regional Liaison Program Updates, and HB 99 and HB 123 Updates.
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4, Room A226

Most sessions, including all listed above, are open to the media.

****Media must "Check-in" at the Registration Desk upon arrival.*****

There is NO virtual option to any of the sessions. The entire summit is entirely in-person.

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Contact: Jay Carey, Ohio Department of Public Safety, (614) 387-0438 or Jdcarey@dps.ohio.gov