Crisis staff and crisis response team
Schools are well-organized systems that function with great efficiency under normal conditions. During a crisis, however, schools face unusual demands; they must adapt to unexpected and unpredictable influences.
Crises can occur in various ways at schools:
- Death/suicide of a student, of a staff member, or of any other community member whose death affects a significant portion of the school population.
- Situation that involves a perceived threat to the emotional and/or physical well-being of students or any other member of the school population such as may be precipitated by fire, threats, possession of a firearm or an amok run.
For the BNT too to effectively address the many issues that typically arise during a crisis, a preplanned, systematic organizational model to direct decisions is essential. The school crisis team positions are filled from among existing BNT school staff.
School Site Crisis Team Chart
Name: Dr. Michael Schäfer
Acts as incident commander, officially convenes the school site team, requests additional support if needed, and keeps authorities informed.
Name: Michael Befort (provisional)
Assess the extent of physical and emotional impact on the school and serve as logistics coordinators (identify rooms for media, counseling, parent meetings, etc.)
Contact person to the Police.
Name: Gerlinde Lechtenfeld
Contact person to parents and media
Name: Ulrich Bollinger
Monitors health problems
Name: Hans-Jürgen Laub
Safety inspector for the school activities
Name: Erwin Steffes
Safety inspector for the school campus
All BNT school staff
Contact persons to students and parents for any case of harm and violence