Amanda Klinger a featured expert in USA Today story about active shooter response in schools Amanda Klinger, a professional instructor in UA's Schar College of Education, was a featured expert in the USA Today story, "How to keep schools safe? We're focusing our time, energy and money on 'all the wrong things,' experts say".
In the story, Klinger -- who also serves as director of operations with the Educator's School Safety Network -- advocates for staff training and empowerment as a better tactic to confront school violence and offers the idea of preventative measures like threat assessment and management, along with improving school culture.
In the story, she is quoted as saying, “It’s a lot easier to stand at a school board meeting and say to all the concerned parents, ‘Look what we did. We have an SRO (resource officer). We have a metal detector. We have these intense door locks. That’s much more compelling than saying, ‘We have undertaken this difficult, nuanced, ephemeral process (that features training).’’’