According to the Dumas ISD Police Department, the partnership between the district and law enforcement will help first responders before they arrive to the scene of an emergency by giving them vital information.
“If something happens, we just cannot get police in time to schools in a rural community our size,” Superintendent Jeremy Gulley said.
The door locks are simple to use. A pin at the door’s base slides into a hole in the floor, barricading the door from being opened. When activated, the door lock sends an emergency alert to local law enforcement.
Lake Central Technology Director Rick Moreno said that even with more than 300 cameras in place at the high school, there are still places inside and outside the campus where 100 to 150 cameras could be added.
“We wanted to figure out a solution for stemming workplace violence by getting ahead of the curve because it's a national trend, and, unfortunately, we are not immune to it,” said Todd Miller, public safety and security specialist for SSM's St. Louis region, which includes eight hospitals.
Between Jan. 28 and 29, the student briefly accessed the records of 81 students while trying to assess the scope of the vulnerability. The documents were not searchable by name, but were instead accessible by changing a numeric ID in a URL.
“Mainly with the number of school shootings that have happened, we’re just trying to be extra vigilant," District superintendent David McCurry said. “And in the event that something does happen, we’re prepared.”
Joplin High School was completed in 2014. When designing the campus, Greer said the firm “placed glass in very key locations that allowed for good sight lines so that anybody that was approaching the facility felt like they were being watched and gave an opportunity for them to actually be watched."
The district is working with the Sweethearts and Heroes program, which is designed to empower victims and bystanders to take a stand and change a negative experience into a positive one.
Jones Elementary School now has a locked entryway that serves as a secure room for visitors to campus looking to be buzzed into the school. The entryway is locked off from the school itself.
“By doing the security upgrades, we are just limiting access to anyone unless they really truly need to come into the building," Pikeland School District Superintendent Paula Hawley said.
"We aren’t trying to be big and bad. We just want to make sure if in the unlikely event, that something goes down, we have the right people with the right tools to get that job done,” Principal Dr. Bill Jones said.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Sycamore Township Fire Department helped the school facilitate the interactive drill, which included an intruder entering the building, police responding and firing blanks, students evaluating the situation and first responders helping those who were labeled as being injured.
No one was injured and a suspect is in custody, police and school officials said.
Several changes have been made in Florida following the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The Lockport City School District is exploring additions to its security policy that includes facial recognition software.
According to police, the gunman entered the school just after noon and shot special education assistant Michael Marks. The 56-year-old victim remains in serious condition and the 25-year-old gunman is in police custody.
“We try to keep vigilant at the synagogue, and it’s not new, not necessarily since the Pittsburgh attacks, but we’ve been vigilant there ever since 9/11,” Etz Chaim Synagogue President Dr. Scott Ackerman said.
In its final report, the panel recommended funding for school resource officers at every school in the state, or at least at every middle and high school campus, with multiple elementary schools sharing one officer.
Grant Us Hope is expanding their program to 55 schools by the end of 2019.
Alyssa's law requires all New Jersey schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement officials of an emergency.
Mt. Pleasant High School is implementing a new nation wide tip line designed to help prevent school violence.
A 15-year-old student from a private school in Huntsville, Ala., spent two days blending into the student body of a crosstown high school and attending classes last month.
An alert was sent out campus-wide just after 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, telling students, faculty and staff to shelter in place. The text identified the exercise as a drill that the school had planned and previously announced.
The department will be comprised of a chief, two lieutenants, four sergeants, 36 school resource officers, three relief school resource officers and a detective.
The new positions will replace the previous district job descriptions for hall monitors. Those jobs were left vacant as those employees retired or were transferred to other areas within the school district.
The Edmond Public Schools current bond issue includes shatter-resistant window film, new video surveillance equipment and ID badges for secondary school students.
Saratoga Parents for Safer Schools is comprised of parents advocating for more school resource officers, more mental health services and for reworking the grounds monitor position to what the group calls a school security officer.
"ID cards have been issued to every student at Marshall High School and Marshall Junior High School," Marshall ISD Superintendent Jerry Gibson said. "This is 100 percent a safety matter. This is an additional safety measure we can take to keep our kids safe while at school."
After multiple incidents in Richmond, Kentucky, both Richmond and Eastern Kentucky University police are urging area residents to take extra caution. The warnings follow the death of a missing woman, Amanda Bailey, the ongoing search for another woman, Savannah Spurlock, and a reported sexual assault near EKU’s campus.