Duncanville High School enhanced its security measures on Monday after two students were put in police custody for making a threat against the school on Sunday.
The Department of Justice awarded more than $85.3 million in safety grants to bolster school security—including funding to educate and train students and faculty—and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident.
Four parents in Florida created a reporting app that allows students, teachers and parents to report fires, fights and other threats.
Several elementary schools will receive a grant from the state to be used for security upgrades and enhancements.
Connor Bruce Croll was arrested for allegedly calling the Baton Rouge police to report a bomb at LSU's stadium. His claims were untrue and he now faces 20 years in prison.
Three York College students were the targets of robberies that occurred just outside of campus. In response, the university is working with local authorities to increase patrol in the area.
Towson University wants to prevent more sexual assaults from happening. As a result, officials are planning on hiring more police officers and counselors.
Detroit schools have been faced with similar security issues as other schools nationwide. In the 2010-11 school year, a technology push was put in place, particularly at the high school level.
Coalition for School Safety, a nonprofit in Florida, is working toward adding more security measures at schools in Hillsborough County.
Sustaining a safe environment for students and staff is—or at least should be—a key priority for all school districts. However, without a comprehensive plan in place, this can be a challenging endeavor.
- By Michael Sander, Tom Strasburger