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North Texas Hospital Data Breach Exposes Patient Payment Info

North Texas Hospital Data Breach Exposes Patient Payment Info

Upon investigation, the hospital found that the exposed information may have been accessed between Sept. 22-29, but that there was no evidence that the information was disclosed or used by bad actors.

Wisconsin School District Reviews Active Shooter Drills

Wisconsin School District Reviews Active Shooter Drills

"The intention isn't to create a simulation so real that it traumatizes the students, but rather to empower them to understand that in a crisis that they have choices that they can make,” Leigh said.



New Jersey District Hires Part-Time Security Monitors

New Jersey District Hires Part-Time Security Monitors

According to board members, the primary function of the position is to prevent unauthorized entry into campus buildings.

Michigan Legislature Considers School Safety Bills

Michigan Legislature Considers School Safety Bills

HB 5852 would create new active-shooter training requirements for law enforcement, and HB 5851 would require school administrators to report all threats and attempted violence to state police.

Proposed Bill Would Require Wyoming Schools to Create School Security Strategies

Proposed Bill Would Require Wyoming Schools to Create School Security Strategies

The bill, proposed by Sen. Affie Ellis, would require the Wyoming Department of Education to work with several organizations, including homeland security, the attorney general’s office and the state construction department, on safety and security guidelines for schools.

Florida School District Introduces Reporting App

Florida School District Introduces Reporting App

The more tools that students can use to alert authorities of potential violence, the better, according to Bay District Schools Chief of Safety and Security Mike Jones.

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Sheriff's Department to Ask Indiana Schools for Access to Video Cameras

Being able to access school cameras in an emergency would allow the police to locate a shooter or intruder more quickly and learn more key information that would help with a rapid response, according to Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds.

Grants Help Michigan Police and School District Upgrade Campus Safety

Grants Help Michigan Police and School District Upgrade Campus Safety

The Shepherd Police Department recently accepted a grant of more than $82,000 from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, which will go toward putting trauma kits in 540 Isabella County classrooms.

North Carolina High School Reevaluates Security after Intruder Incident

Guilford County Schools officials are reevaluating safety and security at campuses in Greensboro, N.C., after an incident last week in which an armed man walked into the Smith High School cafeteria and demanded that employees bring him two people on his hit list.

Suspect Dead, No Other Injuries Reported in Shooting at Indiana Middle School

Suspect Dead, No Other Injuries Reported in Shooting at Indiana Middle School

The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and no other students were hurt, according to Indiana State Police. Law enforcement arrived on the scene quickly because they had received a tip about a possible threat before the shooting.

Indiana Governor Unveils 2019 School Safety Measures

Indiana Governor Unveils 2019 School Safety Measures

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has made school safety and security a priority for 2019 and beyond.

Campus Security Market to Reach $2.54 Billion by 2023

Campus Security Market to Reach $2.54 Billion by 2023

The campus security market is expected to grow due to the increasing threats schools face.

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Orlando-Area School's Active Shooter Drill Sparks Chaos

Parents and students have criticized an Orlando-area school following a "Code Red" drill that created unnecessary chaos.

New Gun Violence PSA Takes on POV of School Shooter

New Gun Violence PSA Takes on POV of School Shooter

“Point of View” takes place during a regular high school day, showing the events through the eyes of a school shooter. The shooter is silent, ignored and bullied by turns before finally bursting into a school auditorium with a gun and yelling “Look at me!” while his peers recoil in fear.

Florida Schools Looking to Hire New SROs

Florida Schools Looking to Hire New SROs

“We’re looking for those folks who really want to make a huge impact. Post Parkland we’ve had a surge of people who really want to make a difference,” schools police Chief Edwin Lopez told CBS Miami.

Police and Students Work Together in New Safety Program

Police and Students Work Together in New Safety Program

As part of the PSU Police’s Student Safety Ambassadors program, student ambassadors patrol the campus grounds, walking through buildings at night. The students also help with late-night safe walks, escorting students back to their residence halls after dark.

New Jersey Seeks Security Funding for Non-Public Schools

New Jersey Seeks Security Funding for Non-Public Schools

The measure, A-4597, would help parochial and private schools pay security guards, purchase alarm systems and take other steps to improve security at a cost to the state of $11.3 million.

University of Alberta Students Call for Increased Security

University of Alberta Students Call for Increased Security

According to Jared Larsen, president of the HUB Community Association, HUB residents do not feel safe.

Virginia Churches Update Security Measures

Virginia Churches Update Security Measures

“An off-duty police officer in uniform,” Fr. Steve DeLeon said. "It's sad. It’s supposed to be a place of worship where everybody should feel safe, but I think we are living in different times."

High School Lockdown Following Discovery Live Ammo on Campus

High School Lockdown Following Discovery of Live Ammo on Campus

A magazine filled with live ammunition prompted a lockdown at a Colorado Springs high school.

Washington State High School Hires Full Time Resource Officer

Washington State High School Hires Full Time Resource Officer

A Washington State school district and police department are partnering up to provide an SRO to the local high school.

Arkansas School Safety Commission Issues Final Report

Arkansas School Safety Commission Issues Final Report

Each of the Arkansas School Safety Commission’s recommendations is categorized under mental health and prevention, law enforcement and security, audits, emergency operation plans and drills, intelligence and communication, or physical security.

Nevada School District Considers Safety Recommendations

Nevada School District Considers Safety Recommendations

The district’s safety measures were evaluated by an advisory council that included police officers, community members and CCSD staff. The list of recommendations was released Tuesday, and Superintendent Jesus Jara decided which suggestions the district should implement immediately.

Iowa District to Use $500,000 Grant for Security Upgrades

Iowa District to Use $500,000 Grant for Security Upgrades

CCSD plans to install a shooter detection system, key fob access control, a wired and wireless panic button system, a paging system, a metal detector, two-way radios and upgrades to lighting. The STOP School Violent Act will pay for 75 percent of the costs for these upgrades.

Kentucky College Invests in Security System

Kentucky College Invests in Security System

"We would be considered a soft target," ECTC’s Brent Holsclaw told WDRB. "So what we have to do is, we have to prepare ourselves."

Arkansas District to Train Staff Volunteers as School Security Officers

Arkansas District to Train Staff Volunteers as School Security Officers

According to Broyles, the volunteers went through 60 hours of intensive training with law enforcement. The school district wants CSSOs on and near campuses in case of an emergency.

Illinois District Adds Door Lock Systems for Security

Illinois District Adds Door Lock Systems for Security

Western Community Unit School District aims to have a lock system on every door in the school and on the additional outside doors by winter break.

Massachusetts College Increases Security After Dorm Fires

Massachusetts College Increases Security After Dorm Fires

“We are increasing the number of public safety patrols around campus, all of campus, but in particular, the residence halls,” college official Michael Graca said.

North Carolina District to Install Access Control at Middle Schools

North Carolina District to Install Access Control at Middle Schools

The entrances to middle school campuses will require visitors to ring in on an intercom system and be buzzed in by someone in the front office.

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