Hackers have stolen applicant data from Ohio’s Oberlin College, Iowa-based Grinnell College and New York’s Hamilton College and are seeking money from students to retrieve their files.
A new K-12 school being built in Northridge, Ohio, will be the first school in the state to feature a special security system for contacting law enforcement in an emergency.
Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon, is adding security cameras to its campus following multiple incidents of hit and runs on campus.
Senate Bill 5514 requires that all schools, public and private, be notified when the possibility of violence calls for evacuations or lockdowns. Local law enforcement would be required to determine if local schools are threatened and to notify them.
Texas’ Senate education chairman Sen. Larry Taylor unveiled a school safety measure that touches on strengthening school security, hardening school infrastructure and emphasizing mental health resources.
The cyberattacks focused on universities that either studied underwater technology or had faculty with relevant backgrounds, according to reports.
Since Jan. 10, 10 robberies have taken place within 500 feet of the university’s campus, including one Feb. 23 after a town hall meeting about the robberies.
“Altogether, since February 5, there have been 17 separate instances where the volume of inbound internet traffic has exceeded the carrying capacity of our [internet service provider] for 5 minutes or longer,” said Martin Manjak, UAlbany’s chief information security officer.
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and Police Chief Ernest Finely confirmed to WSFA 12 News on Wednesday that the suspects taken into custody range from 14 to 18 years old. All of the suspects are students at Lee High School.
“You must create a safe environment,” Superintendent Tom Russell said. “We want students to feel safe and we will not tolerate violence on a campus or our students involved with it.”