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North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Allowing Armed First Responders at Rural Schools

North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Allowing Armed First Responders at Rural Schools

Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill Wednesday allowing North Dakota schools—mostly rural campuses—to develop plans for an “armed first responder.”

New Jersey District Adds Police Stations to Three Campuses

New Jersey District Adds Police Stations to Three Campuses

The Cranford Police Department and Cranford Public Schools are opening “Police Substations” within the district’s three largest campuses.



University of Notre Dame to Use Metal Detectors at Athletic Events

University of Notre Dame to Use Metal Detectors at Athletic Events

The University of Notre Dame announced Thursday that walk-through metal detectors will be used at all gates of Notre Dame Stadium during the 2019 football season.

Mansfield Schools Addressing Safety, Security After Alleged Stalking of Teacher

Mansfield Schools Addressing Security After Alleged Stalking of Teacher

Mansfield Schools Superintendent Teresa Murphy said Tuesday that district officials have addressed safety and security problems raised by a man who, according to police, entered two schools after hours while stalking a teacher he once dated.

Michigan District Uses Grant to Purchase Barricade Locks for All Classroom Doors

Michigan District Uses Grant to Purchase Barricade Locks for All Classroom Doors

Grand Blanc Community Schools is using part of a grant from the Michigan State Police School Safety Initiative to install more than a thousand barricade locks, one for each classroom door in the district.

Utah District Agrees to Stream Security Video to Law Enforcement in Case of Crisis

Utah District Agrees to Stream Security Video to Law Enforcement in Case of Crisis

Davis School District officials announced Tuesday a new agreement allowing its security cameras to be streamed live to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office in an emergency.

Proposed Louisiana Bill Would Require Cameras in Public School Special Needs Classrooms

Proposed Louisiana Bill Would Require Cameras in Public School Special Needs Classrooms

A new bill introduced in the Louisiana House would require classrooms with special education students to have cameras.

Missouri District Secures School Using Facial Recognition

Missouri District Secures School Using Facial Recognition

The West Platte School District recently installed facial recognition cameras on their campuses to improve safety and security for their students and staff.

Bullet Holes Discovered at Massachusetts Elementary School

Bullet Holes Discovered at Massachusetts Elementary School

Some Hood Elementary School parents are unhappy with the way they were notified after a teacher discovered gunshot damage to the campus’s portable addition on Monday morning.

UNM-Valencia Installs Gunshot Detection System

UNM-Valencia Installs Gunshot Detection System

The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is using a gunshot detection system to increase student safety.

Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on Campuses

Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on Campuses

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act would require schools to survey their students, train campus administrators and increase safety on campuses.

Pennsylvania School District Police Equipped with Tasers

Pennsylvania School District Police Equipped with Tasers

Erie School District police officers are now carrying Tasers in addition to guns in schools.

Wyoming Medical Center Boosts Security Following Active Shooter Incident

Wyoming Medical Center Boosts Security Following Active Shooter Incident

Wyoming Medical Center plans to upgrade its security equipment and protocols following a shooting and lockdown last month.

Arkansas District to Add Safety Measures Following Campus Shooting

Arkansas District to Add Safety Measures Following Campus Shooting

Prescott School District plans to add additional safety and security measures following last Monday’s on-campus shooting.

Proposed Wisconsin Bill Would Allow Students to be Warned before Drills

Proposed Wisconsin Bill Would Allow Students to be Warned before Drills

Under proposed changes to Wisconsin law, students could be given advance warning about emergency drills.

Long Island District Considering Stricter Visitor Policies

Long Island District Considering Stricter Visitor Policies

The Manhasset School District Board of Education is considering revising its campus visitor policy to further protect schools and students.

Michigan District Plans to Use $400k Grant for Mass Communication Tools

Michigan District Plans to Use $400k Grant for Mass Communication Tools

Kalamazoo Public Schools plans to use a $442,773 grant from the Michigan State Police Office of School Safety to purchase new tools for mass communication.

Proposed Bill Would Create Threat Assessment Teams at Rhode Island Schools

Proposed Bill Would Create Threat Assessment Teams at Rhode Island Schools

A newly proposed school safety bill would require Rhode Island schools to form “threat assessment teams” to discuss students who display concerning behavior.

Florida District to Add Safety Attendants to Monitor High School Restrooms

Florida District to Add Safety Attendants to Monitor High School Restrooms

The Lee County School District plans to hire 11 attendants next school year to monitor high school restrooms and curb safety and security problems.

Georgia Tech Data Breach Potentially Exposes Info of 1.3 Million People

Georgia Tech Data Breach Potentially Exposes Info of 1.3 Million People

Georgia Tech disclosed Tuesday that 1.3 million people’s personal information may have been exposed in a data breach.

School Board Discusses New Emergency Pickup Locations

School Board Discusses New Emergency Pickup Locations

The Seminole County School Board is looking to designate new locations where students can be picked up by parents in case of an emergency.

Virginia District Approves Addition of Four New Security Officers for Next School Year

Virginia District Approves Addition of Four New Security Officers for Next School Year

Williamsburg-James City County schools have approved an additional four new security officer positions in the district for the 2019-2020 school budget, according to district spokeswoman Eileen Cox.

Tennessee District Increases Entrance Security

Tennessee District Increases Entrance Security

Fayetteville City Schools installed new security measures on its campuses during spring break, including more security cameras and door security systems.

Michigan State Police Award $25 Million in Grant Funding to Support School Safety

Michigan State Police Award $25 Million in Grant Funding to Support School Safety

The Michigan State Police (MSP) announced March 27 that more than 200 schools and districts will receive $25 million in state grants from the 2019 Competitive School Safety Grant Program.

Michigan High School Installing Cameras During Spring Break

Michigan High School Installing Cameras During Spring Break

Benton Harbor Area Schools is installing new surveillance cameras inside Benton Harbor High School.

One Student Shot, Wounded Monday at Arkansas High School

One Student Shot, Wounded Monday at Arkansas High School

An eighth-grade student at Prescott High School in Prescott, Ark., was shot and wounded by another eighth-grade student Monday morning.

NYU Winthrop Hospital to Add Armed Security Guards

NYU Winthrop Hospital to Add Armed Security Guards

NYU Winthrop Hospital will add armed security guards beginning April 15, the hospital’s president announced March 26.

Maryland District to Add External Door Monitoring Systems

Maryland District to Add External Door Monitoring Systems

The St. Mary’s County Public Schools board of education approved Wednesday the installation of external door monitoring system.

How Facial Recognition Can Provide Secure Access for K-12 Schools

How Facial Recognition Can Provide Secure Access for K-12 Schools

Keeping students and staff safe while they’re at school is critically important for public, private, and charter school leaders—and controlling who has access to the building is a fundamental element of any school safety plan.

From Safe Campus to Smart Campus

Much like cities, campuses are embracing sophisticated artificial intelligence and datadriven solutions to understand, mitigate and solve security and operational challenges.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - March April 2019

    March/April 2019

    Featuring:

    • Proactive Steps in Protecting Students Using Technology
    • Securing Our Hospitals and Protecting Your Privacy
    • Leveraging a Unified Mass Notification Solution
    • From Safe Campus to Smart Campus

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