violence hazards

Statistically, violent crimes are extremely unlikely to happen within First Circle. It is still important for us to be prepared for the improbable.

The following information is a general response to physical threats that may present at First Circle. This includes threats from outside the center, such as community violence, and inside the center, like an intruder. In every situation, Administration and staff members will evaluate the situation, and only address the threat when their safety is not compromised. If any person in the center does not feel safe in the situation, local emergency services (911) will be contacted, provided it can be done in a safe manner.

Verbal and physical threats


Every staff member is responsible for ensuring that all persons on the premises are authorized to be there. If you notice an unfamiliar unaccompanied person, ask that person how they can be helped. Should someone exhibit strange or aggressive behavior, report this to an administrator immediately. Each situation is different, and we will all do our best. There is no way to plan for every possibility, or how each of us will react.

Active shooter

While no one wants to think about the possibility of an active shooter in their school, it’s good practice to prepare for active shooter events.

Staff must be aware of their surroundings and be prepared to respond if they ever find themselves in such a situation to protect the children in the center and themselves. Active shooter situations are unpredictable, and the event often evolves quickly.