This section will provide tabletop exercises for use in school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, or public junior colleges. Tabletop exercises are small group discussions that walk through a scenario and the courses of action a school will need to take before, during, and after an incident to lessen the impact on the school community. Participants problem-solve together through detailed discussion of roles, responsibilities, and anticipated courses of action. Tabletop exercises leverage a defined scenario to direct discussion and may need an experienced facilitator, depending on the complexity and objectives of the exercise.
Active Threat Toolkit
4.0 Tabletop Exercises
Active Threat Basic Tabletop Exercise
This document walks you through a basic “high-level” (also known as an executive-level) tabletop exercise for an active threat incident. This discussion-based tabletop exercise should take approximately 30-45 minutes to conduct. The goal is to address how a school district, open-enrollment charter school, or public junior college will respond to and recover from an active threat incident.