Skip to comments.Benefits of TSA Security Training for Student Transporters ( School Buses )
Posted on 07/19/2011 10:12:04 PM PDT by george76
A TSA representative presented an overview of the administration's Intermodal Security and Transportation Exercise Program (I-STEP) as a vital resource to help school districts and private bus companies develop table-top training to prevent criminal and terrorist attacks on and using school buses.
Paul Pitzer, branch chief for policy, plans and stakeholder coordination within TSA's Highway and Motor Carrier division, explained to the attendees of the STN Webcast event that the main objective of I-STEP is to establish communication systems with school bus drivers. The program meets Homeland Security and 9/11 Act requirements. Congress required TSA to complete a school bus threat assessment as part of the 9/11 Act. The threat assessment was completed last year, and can be requested on an individual school district or bus operator level directly from TSA.
Over the last two years, TSA has conducted six table-top exercises in California, Florida, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio. The feds partnered with more than 70 school districts, private bus operators, state and local law enforcement, and state departments of education to plan the table-top exercises that dealt with such incidents as school bus hijackings, school evacuations and terrorist activities and to develop prevention objectives and strategies.
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>”Pitzer also said students with cell phones on buses poses a problem in the case of an emergency as districts attempt to control communication with parents and the media.”<<
Can’t have the truth getting out, can we?
So now TSA will be molesting kids as they get onto buses? Or only viewing naked radiographs of them?
Anything short of complete submission WILL NOT be tolerated!
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
July 2, 2008
As was said by someone in a thread last week, it wasn’t named simply “Airport Security Administration” for a reason.
As always with our out of control government, it's always a matter of control for them. Safety, common sense, and our rights granted by God to us by virtue of being human beings just doesn't ever come into it.