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.
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 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.
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.