In this issue - Employee Dishonesty Risk, Retaining Armed Security Firms, Event Planning, Winter Maintenance Tips, News & Views
In this issue - Electrical Equipment Exposures, Employee Dishonesty Risk, Retaining Armed Security Firms, Event Planning, Winter Maintenance Tips, News & Views
The school shooting last Wednesday in Parkland, Florida was the twenty-fifth fatal, active school shooting since the incident at Columbine High School in 1999. Along with the rest of the nation, we pray for the victims, families and the Parkland community at this terrible time.
The authorities are still releasing information concerning the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th - so a complete and accurate version of the shooting is not yet in place. However, based on the information we have at this time, it seems that the actions of the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19 years of age, depict a different approach taken by an active shooter who had firsthand knowledge and operational details about his target. Wright Specialty insureds need to review this new pattern to determine if an attack like this is addressed in the emergency management plan.
Wright Specialty insureds are encouraged to incorporate this threat scenario into their existing plans. It is critical that every security employee or contractor has an accurate list of students and others who not allowed on the campus.
Cruz's Actions in Light of the Information in the FBI's The School Shooter: A Quick Reference Guide.
The report - The School Shooter: A Quick Reference Guide (Guide)  contains information compiled from different reports and studies published by the US Secret Service, US Department of Education and other sources. It lists many characteristics of school shooters and school shootings; questions for threat assessments; possible motives; and relevant statistics and warning signs. While Cruz's behavior (at this point) does not completely match the information contained in the Guide, there are many similarities that make the information in this report worth studying:
 This document can be found at: https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=727626
In June 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program was created by presidential executive action and announced as a kind of administrative relief from deportation for certain undocumented immigrants, allowing young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to legally live, study, and work in the U.S. DACA applicants who could meet certain guidelines1 were permitted to apply for deferred removal status by submitting an application, paying a $465 fee, and undergoing an investigation. If approved, DACA recipients — or DREAMers2 — were given a two-year stay of deportation and legal status to work, study, and obtain social security numbers and driver’s licenses. DACA status was renewable every two years upon further application.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL AND TAMPA, FL, May 20, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Brown & Brown, Inc. today announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition by merger of The Wright Insurance Group, LLC ("TWIG") by Brown & Brown, Inc.
Check out our latest episode of the podcast, "Highest Liability for our Policyholders"
Learn the basics about cyber liability coverage forms & why schools need this coverage. Understand the differences between data compromise and cyber liability coverage. Discover what school trustees, boards and administrators must know about this insurance. Find out about the most recent trends in cyber-attacks and claims against schools.