Incident Response


Albuquerque School Shooting Leaves One Student Dead

A shooting at an Albuquerque, N.M., middle school on Friday, Aug. 13, left one student dead and the suspect in custody. Police say the incident at Washington Middle School took place at lunch as the victim tried to prevent another student from being bullied.

Former Custodian Arrested on Accusations of Planning “Mass Casualty Event”

A former high-school custodian from Medford, Ore., has been arrested and faces charges including attempted second-degree murder after he “made significant steps to carry out a mass casualty event,” according to officials.

Pentagon Police Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Building

Officials have confirmed that a police officer was killed on Tuesday, Aug. 3, during a violent incident at a Metro bus platform outside the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The fallen officer’s identity has not yet been publicly released. A suspect was shot and killed by responding law enforcement officers at the scene.

Survey Reveals Gap Between Parents, Administrators in Perceived School Safety

A survey from Safe and Sound Schools and Raptor Technologies has revealed a gap between parents and administrators in perceptions of school safety. The results of the survey, which was conducted among district administrators, public safety staff, students, teachers, and parents, suggest that administrators are significantly more confident than parents in schools’ safety policies and procedures.

Florida Districts Select Solution for Mandatory Panic Alert System

Seven Florida counties have selected school safety software company Raptor Technologies as their mobile panic alert system provider in compliance with the requirements of Alyssa’s Law.

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AlertMedia Mobile App Launches New Features to Protect Hybrid Workforce

Emergency communications provider AlertMedia recently announced the release of mobile app features designed to keep workers safe wherever they are in the world. As offices reopen, business travel resumes, and offices experiment with hybrid work environments, the app can help keep dispersed workers connected and informed about threats to safety and security anywhere around the globe.

Guardian System Merges Gunshot Detection, Mass Notification Technologies

Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), a gunshot detection provider, and Singlewire Software, a mass notification service provider, have partnered to create a new product meant to increase public safety during an active shooter event. The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System can both detect gunshots within a space and immediately broadcast an emergency notification to the building’s occupants through multiple media including audio broadcast systems, desktop alerts, digital signs, mobile devices, and email.

Teenager Dies After Shooting Outside Texas High School

A teenage boy has died two days after a shooting outside Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas.



Florida Districts Select CENTEGIX to Meet New Requirements

As Florida schools take steps to meet the requirements of Alyssa’s Alert in time for the upcoming academic year, many are turning to the CENTEGIX CrisisAlert safety solution, which was recommended by the Florida Department of Education in February. Alyssa’s Law, named in honor of Parkland shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff, requires Florida public and charter schools to have a panic system that can be activated via mobile device.

Former Officer Receives Life in Prison for Sexual Assault of Minor

Last week, a former school resource officer from Kansas City, Kan., was sentenced to life in prison for “child sex crimes and rape,” according to a news release from the Kansas Attorney General's office.

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