Schools pay private companies for security help

Teacher and students in classroom.OSLO.Teacher and students in classroom. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix NB! MODELLKLARERT

Half of the upper secondary schools in Rogaland pay private companies for help in preventing serious school incidents.

It may be that principals are “waking up a bit” when they see that school events in the news creep ever closer, says Jan Eirik Gjerdevik the firm Proactima, working with risk and civil protection, told NRK.
The company has been commissioned by 13 of the 27 secondary schools in Rogaland and nine of the schools contacted them last fall. Several other private risk and civil protection companies have been contacted by rogaland schools.
– There has been demand from both kindergartens and educational institutions who want to be trained in crisis management and exercises, says Herbert Francke in Nordic Crisis Management.
Police Superintendent and readiness planner  Nikolai Austerheim in South West Police stressed that although awareness of serious incidents has increased, the police does not believe the risk itself has increased.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today