If passed, Senate Bill 267 would create a panic button alert system for Oklahoma schools.
Schools in Douglas County are introducing an access card system and crisis alert system to improve safety on their campuses.
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School officials recently announced plans to implement an app for communication with law enforcement.
Centerville City schools have implemented a new radio system that will let them communicate more easily with each other and with local law enforcement.
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.
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.
The first project will be a security perimeter fence, which will include a gatehouse with controlled access. Other projects include internal security measures and mechanisms based around visually-oriented mass communication.
Jefferson County Public Schools will use grants from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s School Security Disbursement grant program to replace elementary classroom locks and install a mass notification system.
The BadgeMessenger is a school badge that includes four buttons. The buttons on the badge represent the need for help, medical assistance, maintenance or an emergency.
Today, school security and the safety of students and staff is one of the most debated topics in our country. Recent tragedies have highlighted the need for us to take a look at current practices and policies in place so that we can prevent losses in the future.