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Felon Wearing Body Armor Triggers Lockdown at N.C. Community College

National news reports that a felon wearing body armor was reported as an active shooter and sent a North Carolina community college into lockdown on Tuesday, June 7.

Minnesota Schools Implement Bullet-Resistant Products from SafeWood Designs

K–12 districts in Minnesota are reviewing products from SafeWood Designs, which manufactures bullet-resistant products—including doors, wall panels, hardware systems, furniture, and even whiteboards—for schools.



Active Shooter

Let’s not have a repeat of the recent school shooting at Robb Elementary School

School administrators, public officials, and law enforcement need to act immediately to prevent the recent tragedy in Uvalde from happening again in our schools.

North Texas Districts Respond to Uvalde Shooting

School districts in North Texas are increasing security after last week’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 students and two adults.

Uvalde Police Face Backlash after School Shooting Response

On Sunday, May 29, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will be conducting a review of local law enforcement’s response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School last week.

The 2000s Were a Different Time

One spring day during my sophomore year of high school, I brought a gun to school.

Utilize Technology to Create Interactive and Collaborative Learning Environments

Utilize Technology to Create Interactive and Collaborative Learning Environments

Today’s learning environments are radically different than those of last year and require flexible and interactive technology for adapting campus spaces to new ways of learning.

Enhanced Environmental Hygiene for K–12 Schools

Enhanced Environmental Hygiene for K–12 Schools

With so many students working together in close quarters, schools can be breeding grounds for infection. But as studies routinely show, simple interventions can substantially reduce absenteeism by providing a healthy, productive learning environment for students, teachers and staff.

How “Safeguarding” Can Address Student Well-Being and Help Prevent Harm

How “Safeguarding” Can Address Student Well-Being and Help Prevent Harm

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives overnight.

Balancing Safety and Sustainability to Upgrade School Infrastructure

Balancing Safety and Sustainability to Upgrade School Infrastructure

School infrastructure has faced significant challenges over the past few years. Take the push to prioritize ventilation upgrades because of COVID-19, or the onslaught of natural disasters increasing in severity.

The Next Evolution of Campus Security

The Next Evolution of Campus Security

Safety and security at one West Virginia school district has officially evolved. Fayette County Schools in Fayetteville, WV, recently received and installed three weapons screenings systems from Evolv Technology during the inaugural round of the company’s GiveEvolv grant program.

How Instructional Audio Solutions are Setting Students Up for Success

Access to intelligible, clear audio has never been more important with educators and students back in classrooms across the nation.

Four Tips for Creating Safe and Equitable Learning Environments

Pandemic-related disruptions exacerbated existing disparities in student learning and well-being, which disproportionately hurt low-income students, students with special needs and school systems that are under-resourced.

Integrated Security Solutions Lead to Smarter, Safer Hospitals

Integrated Security Solutions Lead to Smarter, Safer Hospitals

A combative walk-in takes a swing at security staff. A distraught stranger attempts to abduct a newborn. A clueless motorist blocks the ambulance lane. Hospitals face a daily array of security issues.

Reducing the Risk of Cyberattacks on Public-Sector Security Systems

Reducing the Risk of Cyberattacks on Public-Sector Security Systems

Recent statistics highlight the rise of cyberattacks in the public sector. In its latest Internet Crime Report, the FBI stated that they received nearly 2,500 ransomware complaints in 2020.

Tools Can Improve Space Efficiency and Traffic Flow in Changing Environments

Tools Can Improve Space Efficiency and Traffic Flow in Changing Environments

Road traffic in campus communities has increased significantly over the past few years as more people are driving to campus. At the same time, parking spaces have become more limited or restricted.

How Technology Can Help Address Student Health Threats

When it comes to how to best protect students, it’s common that people focus on increasing building security and safety. However, people often don’t realize the very real threat of medical emergencies occurring in schools.

EF Johnson Technologies Announces New Senior Leadership

EF Johnson Technologies, which supplies communication technology to emergency responders, recently announced two new faces among its senior leadership.

Student, 12, Faces Charges After Officer Knelt on Her Neck During Incident

Local news reported in March that a school officer from the Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wis., placed his knee on a 12-year-old student’s neck to restrain her during a fight in the school cafeteria. CNN reported last week that the student is now facing disorderly conduct charges related to the incident, according to her family lawyer.

University of Kentucky Installs Salient’s CompleteView VMS

The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., recently announced a partnership with Salient Systems to deploy a new video management system, CompleteView VMS. A press release notes that the solution ties together more than 3,000 cameras into a central location to improve video monitoring and situational awareness around campus.

Officer, Student Taken to Hospital After High-School “Brawl”

A fight at North Forney High School in Forney, Texas, on Monday afternoon sent a teen suspect and an officer to the hospital, local news reports.

School Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

A suspect involved in a shooting at Erie High School in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday turned himself into the Erie Police Department on Wednesday, according to national news.

Mass Notification Makes Moves to Manage Critical Events

Mass Notification Makes Moves to Manage Critical Events

Communicating a message so everyone on campus receives it is a challenge in and of itself. When that message contains urgent safety information, minor annoyances can become major headaches that put people at risk.

Time to Put a Stop to Bullying

Time to Put a Stop to Bullying

Snitches get stitches. A news story about bullying has been tugging at my heartstrings the past few days. A kid’s black eye—and the repeated euphemism—makes me wonder how bullies feel in the aftermath of a sickening attack.

Digital Signage in the New Normal

Digital Signage in the New Normal

As colleges and K-12 schools plan for classes this fall — online, in classrooms, or a hybrid of both — those that opt for in-person instruction will need to deliver it safely, ever-mindful of the coronavirus that’s still present.

Who Is Using Mobile Data Access Control?

Who Is Using Mobile Data Access Control?

One of the leading adopters of mobile access control systems is the multi-family residential industry: for example, the high-rise, luxury condominium in downtown Sarasota, Fla., recently upgraded by Quantuum Energy Products.

A Unified Approach to Campus Security

A Unified Approach to Campus Security

Many physical security solutions aimed at securing corporate, healthcare, and educational campuses have been introduced over the years.

Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic

Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic

Front-line workers—specifically nurses, doctors and other clinicians—remain at the forefront of our collective conscious as we mark the two-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic making its way to the U.S. The reverberations of the pandemic have affected each and every corner of the hospital, from cafeteria workers to administrative professionals and security teams.

The Marathon of Constant Vigilance

The Marathon of Constant Vigilance

You think that it will never happen to you—until it does.

The Responsibilities of School Security Personnel

The Responsibilities of School Security Personnel

The duties and responsibilities of School Security Officers (SSOs) are complex and wide-reaching. In this article, we will explore what these duties and responsibilities are and why they are so important for school safety.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - November / December 2022

    November / December 2022

    Featuring:

    • Access Solutions for Safer Schools
    • Why Practice Makes Perfect
    • Video Surveillance in Healthcare
    • Solving Campus Communication Challenges

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