The metal detectors are currently being tested in the main lobby, but were previously found to be “very effective” in the emergency department, according to John Bolde, director of safety and security for Munson Healthcare.
East Islip school officials said they will be implementing security changes beginning early next year, including the addition of armed security guards on campuses and the installation of new safety hardware.
CCSD plans to install a shooter detection system, key fob access control, a wired and wireless panic button system, a paging system, a metal detector, two-way radios and upgrades to lighting. The STOP School Violent Act will pay for 75 percent of the costs for these upgrades.
- By Sydny Shepard, Andreas Pettersson
Keeping K-12 schools safe is a challenging business. School administrators and security personnel face the task of weighing real and perceived threats, and finding effective and cost-efficient ways to address them while maintaining a non-threatening environment.
Since 2013, there have been more than 300 education-campus related gunfire incidents in the U.S.—an average of about one per week. With an increase in hostile events, gunfire incidents and other security breaches have prompted parents and administrators to examine and improve campus security.
Burlington County has $20 million in grants available for security improvements to all 21 public high schools in the county.
Medical research institute in Texas implements leading-edge technologies for fail-proof security solutions.
Campuses in Orchard Park will be getting upgrades to safety and security that include increased security at all six main entrances at Orchard Park Schools.
Surveillance footage shows suspects climbing over the fence by the Recycling Center, but no one has been identified, Rudy said.