The Allentown School District said its new elementary school campus will be secure from visitors, despite plans for the building to include community space open to the public.
In June, School Department Business Administrator Steve Bartlett said that the district wanted the grant money for security cameras, keyless access and a secure entryway for the New Franklin School.
The focus on security for Jewish institutions has increased in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in October, which left 11 people dead and seven injured.
The Niagara Falls Hospital is condensing points of entry and investing in visitor management.
These new safety and security measures come in light of an increase in violence against nurses and health care workers on the job. This year, Penn State Health has seen two violent incidents.
Arnold High School is sheltering displaced families following area hurricanes.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina are reviewing their campus security measures throughout the district in light of a shooting at Butler High School in which one student was fatally shot by allegedly another student in a crowded hallway.
Synagogues across the country are reexamining and boosting their security procedures following a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue during Shabbat services Saturday morning.
The Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas is defending against another violent threat.
A gunman entered a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday services, killing 11 worship attendees and wounding six other people, including four police officers, before he was taken into custody