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Secret Service Safe School Seminar - Free event in DC @ GW
From: Krizi Trivisani <krizi () GWU EDU>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 10:50:05 -0400

I would like to cordially invite you to attend the free Safe School Initiative Seminar held at The George Washington 
University (DC) on Thursday, August 9th.  The seminar is being conducted by the United States Secret Service in 
conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education and co-sponsors, George Mason University (VA) and The George 
Washington University.  Of particular interest to this group is the discussion regarding the role the Internet has 
played in these events.

As stated in the attached brochure, the Safe School Initiative (SSI) was conducted by the U.S. Secret Service in 2000 
at the request of the U.S. Department of Education.  The study included the review of 37 incidents that had taken place 
between 1974 - 2000 and had involved 41 student attackers.  The goal was to identify information about a school 
shooting that may be identifiable or noticeable before the shooting occurs, to help inform efforts to prevent 
school-based attacks.  In 2002, the study was completed and the results of the findings, the successful application of 
the SSI, and information on how to develop your own threat assessment program will all be discussed in the seminars.

Attached is the SSI flyer that has all of the requisite information for the upcoming seminars.  It is important that 
the individuals who attend this training are those that just might have to deal with these issues on a daily basis, be 
it from a policy stand-point, or to address inquiries on how to approach these types of issues.  To ensure that this 
information is provided to the appropriate individuals, I ask that you provide this information to your colleagues as 
well as to the students, counselors, and parents who wish to attend by posting the flyer and/ or forwarding this e-mail 
to them as well as any other individuals you feel would be interested and would benefit from the seminars.

Additional materials such as books and interactive DVDs dealing with the SSI study will be available (free) at the 
seminars for the attendees.

In addition to the information on the flyer, the speakers for the seminars will be:

William Modzeleski
Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary
Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools
U.S. Department of Education

Georgeann Rooney
Threat Assessment Specialist
National Threat Assessment Center
U.S. Secret Service

Art Kelly
Retired Police Chief
New Bedford Police Department
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Kyo M. Dolan
Special Agent
Electronic Crimes Task Force
Washington (DC) Field Office
U.S. Secret Service

Also, the Welcoming Address will be conducted by:

James B. Burch
Special Agent in Charge
Washington (DC) Field Office
U.S. Secret Service

Those interested in attending the Washington, DC Seminar at The George Washington University are kindly asked to RSVP 
via email to DCSSIEvent () usss dhs gov by COB on Thursday, August 2nd.

Kind regards,

Krizi Trivisani, CISSP
Director of Systems Security Operations
Chief Security Officer
The George Washington University
krizi () gwu edu

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