Active Shooter


Sandy Hook Parents Lose State Court Appeal in School Safety Lawsuit

Sandy Hook Parents Lose State Court Appeal in School Safety Lawsuit

Sandy Hook plaintiffs alleged the school failed to follow a mandated security protocol in the December 2012 shooting. The appeals court agreed with a lower court judge that governmental immunity shielded the defendants.

School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act to Establish Federal Grant Programs

School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act to Establish Federal Grant Programs

This bill will help schools pay for security risk assessments that will identify gaps in their security-related infrastructure and help prevent tragedy.

Colorado Experts, Parents, Law Enforcement Officials Weigh In at School Safety Meeting

Colorado Experts Parents Law Enforcement Officials Weigh in at School Safety Meeting

In lieu of the STEM school shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colo., many Colorado schools and officials are trying to figure out the best way to prevent more shootings. On Thursday, the new school safety committee met for the first time, and there was a great deal of conflict.

New Laser Technology Could Enhance School Safety

New Laser Technology Gives Emergency Response Officers an Edge

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is currently using a scan station to create 3-D pictures of properties. They transitioned to using the device in schools and in crime scenes in order to gain a comprehensive picture of the scene.

Active Shooter Alert Mistakenly Sent Out to Thomas Jefferson University

Active Shooter Alert Mistakenly Sent Out to Thomas Jefferson University

An active shooter alert was erroneously sent out to Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls campus Sunday morning while the university was testing its JeffAlert system.

Massachusetts High School Installs Gunshot Detection System

Massachusetts High School Installs Gunshot Detection System

Brockton High School in Brockton, Mass., has installed a gunshot detection system. The system is designed to give administrators and law enforcement a nearly-instant notification of the gunshot and its location.

New Jersey School Tests Weapon Detection Technology

New Jersey School Tests Weapon Detection Technology

Rancocas Valley Regional High School has been testing weapon detection software made by former U.S. Navy SEALS in hopes it could reduce the chance of a school shooting incident.

Kentucky Sheriff’s Office Offers Active Shooter Training for District Employees

Kentucky Sheriff’s Office Offers Active Shooter Training for District Employees

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Daviess County Public Schools District to host active shooter response training sessions to about 100 DCPS staff members Tuesday.



North Carolina Charter School Tests Active Shooter Detection System

North Carolina Charter School Tests Active Shooter Detection System

Phoenix Academy, a charter school with three campuses, is serving as a beta site for a new video-integrated active shooter detection system.

Southern Maine High School Hosting Active Shooter Response Training

Southern Maine High School Hosting Active Shooter Response Training

Law enforcement, emergency responders, school officials and students will take part in an active shooter training exercise at Deering High School in Portland, Maine, on Friday and Saturday.

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