Lap-shoulder seat belts can help keep students safe in a side-impact crash, but the test’s main focus will be seeing whether the seat belts improve student discipline and reduce distractions for drivers.
The 99 new cameras will supplement more than 700 cameras already installed in district campuses and replace older model cameras.
The Florida Senate Education Committee will discuss next week a bill for school safety that would allow trained classroom teachers to be armed on campus as school “guardians.”
All district visitors will be required to present a valid state-issued ID in order to get a visitor pass and enter the school building. Upon scanning the state ID, school staff will be alerted as to whether the visitor is allowed on campus.
The school’s video surveillance system includes many 4-K cameras. The cameras are heat sensing and can be set up to trigger alarms for designated parts of the campus.
Officials are testing three different models of the screening security plan: screen students as they walk in, screen students in a selected building and screen every student in randomly selected classrooms.
“The goal is to be proactive in identifying the threatening behavior,” Senator Karla Bigham said. “A lot of times those behaviors are evident before a tragedy occurs.”
According to the Education Department’s report, the investigation found “serious violations” of the Clery Act by university officials. The Clery Act requires that U.S. universities participating in federal student aid programs issue timely notifications about crimes that occur on campuses.
According to district spokesperson Caleb Price, the new classroom door locks are one of the most noticeable changes. The locks let teachers lock their classroom doors with a key from the inside of the room as opposed to the outside, which helps prevent intruders from entering the room.
The Raptor system is operated by the school’s security monitor and checks visitor’s state-issued IDs against national sex offender databases.
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Outdoor protection for campuses requires the monitoring of numerous surveillance camera feeds—which many school districts might not have the manpower to watch 24/7.
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Concerns about school safety have increased in the wake of an altercation at Davidson High on Friday at about 9 p.m. after a basketball game. Two people were shot, and the suspect is currently at-large.
School officials said they aim to have a police officer present on every campus in the district. The officers help with student safety as well as building relationships between the police officers and students.
“We have gone way above what I think the normal school board and sheriff’s office has done so far in the state of Florida,” Johnson said. ”[Santa Rosa School Superintendent] Tim Wyrosdick’s commitment to the citizens of Santa Rosa County to keep their children safe is his No. 1 priority.”
The iris data is handled entirely by IT staff at Auburn, said Jeff Kohler, a product development director at Princeton Identity, who provides the iris reading technology. Instead of storing the data on the iris readers, it’s encrypted and stored on Auburn’s network “with all of the Auburn security aspects,” Kohler said.
Renovations to the middle school, which houses the sixth through eighth grades, include improved classrooms and flexible working spaces. The renovations also put the entire campus under one roof and added a secure entrance and access controls.
The men who serve as armed guards work in teams of three every Sunday morning, according to a schedule emailed out every six weeks. Two men are placed near the main entrances to the church and double as greeters for the service. A third man stands near the pastor at the front of the church.
According to Jennifer Burks, associate superintendent of technology and innovation, 12 of the district’s 14 middle and high schools have had state-of-the-art video systems installed, and the district is working on installing the equipment at the final two middle schools.
If successful, it would be the first time a K-8 school district in Burlington County has been guarded full-time by a non-law enforcement officer.
“We placed them so that wherever you’re out on campus, for the most part, on the main walking corridors, you can see one,” said Kent Anderson, assistant vice president for facilities management.
At the time of the shooting, Marshall County High School only had one resource officer; Lovett has hired four more for the county since then. Three of the SROs primarily work at the high school and two are stationed at the middle schools but rotate to the various elementary schools.