Facility Security


Student Stabbed in Louisiana Dorm Room

On the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, located in Hammond, La., an SLU student was arrested after police say she stabbed the person she was dating. Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, faces charges of aggravated battery after an April 3 incident with Louisiana State University student Draven Upchurch that placed him in the hospital with eight stab wounds.

Police Report 37 Arrests in One Weekend on High-School Campus

Police in Draper, Utah, reported making 37 arrests this past weekend on the campus of Corner Canyon High School. They said most of the arrests were for trespassing, and that they included students from other nearby high schools.



Turn Up the Heat

Turn Up the Heat

With cold weather on the horizon, the likelihood of accidents caused by slick conditions will be increasing, creating yet another safety concern for schools to manage during the pandemic.

Secure the Environment

Secure the Environment

Protecting campuses, including schools, hospitals, business parks and distributed facilities, means managing an incredible number and variety of security sensors.

Columbus Schools Reopen Without Police Presence

Schools in Columbus, Ohio, are reopening without city police officer presence for the first time in 25 years, reports The Columbus Dispatch. The contract between Columbus City Schools and the Columbus Division of Police expired on June 30 of last year, and despite multiple attempts to renegotiate, a new one has yet to be signed.

Texas Representative Introduces Armed School Security Immunity Bill

A member of the Texas House of Representatives introduced a bill to the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence that would grant a level of immunity from liability to armed school security personnel in the event of a public safety incident.

State Center Community College District Selects Security Management System

The State Center Community College District (SCCCD), based in Fresno, Calif., has selected AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Security Management System to provide its security needs across all of its campuses.

S.C. Elementary School Resource Officer Fired After DHS Investigation

A school resource officer from an elementary school in Westminster, S.C., was fired last week following an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department.

Oregon Community College Puts All Officers on Paid Leave

Central Oregon Community College, located in Bend, Ore., announced this week that it is putting its entire staff of public safety officers on paid administrative leave during an independent, third-party review of department operations. The university declined to comment on the immediate reason for the investigation.

Police Link Kidnapping to School-Issued Technology

North Carolina law enforcement officers are urging caution after the recovery of a kidnapped 14-year-old girl who communicated with her abductor through a school-issued computer.

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