Roane State Community College’s Continuing Healthcare Education Department will offer a program designed to teach educators how to safely respond to a physical altercation on school grounds.
Nationally recognized personal safety expert Tom Patire developed the SchoolSafe program and will lead two class sessions.
The first session will be held Thursday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., and it geared for those not directly involved in school security such as teachers and school support staff. The cost is $55.
The second session will be held on Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is designed for law enforcement and school security personnel. The cost is $75.
Patire has dedicated his life to educating people about personal security and self-protection, according to an RSCC press release, and he has shared his expertise on many nationally televised programs. For more information about the SchoolSafe program, visit www.tompatire.com/schoolsafe.asp.
Anyone interested may register for the safety courses by going to www.roanestate.edu/che. Under â€œFeatured Classes,â€ click on the safety course link.
Both sessions will be held at Roane Stateâ€™s Knox County Center for Health Sciences, 132 Hayfield Road.
For more information, contact Rebecca Calfee, Roane State Coordinator for Continuing Healthcare Education, at [email protected] or (865) 354-3000 ext. 4782.