Molly Bradley Hudgens is in her twentieth year as an educator in the Cheatham County School System where she works as a school counselor at Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View, Tennessee. In addition to her counseling role, Mrs. Hudgens is also a member of SMS’s Crisis Management and Response Team and the Cheatham County School System’s Safety Team. She has also served as a trainer for the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department.
After a personal experience in college, her interest in violence prevention and safety sparked a desire to educate others who work with intervening in the lives of potentially violent teenagers. Her in-depth study on school shootings and the teenagers who commit these acts, “Recognizing Red Flags,” has been utilized to train professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement, juvenile probation, and juvenile court. The training focuses on understanding the three types of school shooters and how to use threat assessment tools as an intervention to prevent violent acts in a school and community setting.
Mrs. Hudgens put her training to use on September 28, 2016, when she talked a student with a loaded handgun out of committing a mass shooting at Sycamore Middle School. The 2004-2005 and 2016-2017 Sycamore Middle School and Cheatham County Middle School Teacher of the
The Conference was very informative and had practical roundtable sessions. I recommend this conference to any Head of Security. Its a great way to network with fellow professionals.