25 Jul '16, 5am

STN EXPO: Terrorism and the Crisis of the Modern World - School Transportation News

The threat is real, Brooks reported in his session, “Terrorism Awareness Training,” during a Saturday session of the 2016 STN EXPO and Green Bus Summit. “It’s not that we’re training the wrong people,” Brooks said. “It’s that we’re not training the right people.” Brooks was referring to preparing school administration and staff, especially bus drivers, for a potential terrorist attack. Schools, Brooks stressed, can’t be caught off guard in the U.S. since “no one can afford to have their head in the sand.” Schools are easy targets, or “soft targets,” as they are not well-defended and the shock of dead children is hard to ignore. Brooks added that the economic and social impact would be devastating. The study of modern terrorism is, as Brooks put it, his “bread and butter.” As a terrorism expert for Gray Ram Tactical LLC, Brooks has dedicated his life to investigating the su...

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