"At no time was the safety of our students or staff in jeopardy, as the weapon was unloaded and quickly recovered," Superintendent Linda Rozzi said. "It was determined that the item was unattended for a very brief time."
“These new doors are heavy, they’re solid, they’re fire-rated and the windows are security glass,” Principal Jordan Engle said.
"[The buzzer system] allows us to see and talk to whoever wants to enter the building, if we need to see an ID they can hold up an ID we can take a picture of that," Campus Police Chief Samuel Brown said.
The fence is 7 feet tall and is locked during school hours.
The student was arrested and the Department of Juvenile Justice will handle the charges.
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The system, which costs about $35,000, includes flashing alarms, emergency push button boxes and alert push button pendants.
"In some of these older schools, like our high school was built in 1934, it is a beautiful building, but back in 1934, a lot of our doors were not really built at the time when safety and security was probably at the foremost of someone's attention,” Superintendent Susan Johnson said.
“We want staff to feel safe and supported when they come to work,” said Dame Eileen Sills, chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’s. “Any unprovoked violence and aggression towards staff is unacceptable.”
Duke University is increasing security measures on its Central Campus after a student reported being raped in an on-campus housing common room in December, reports the Duke Chronicle.
“The use of these funds to purchase these cameras for our district is a much-welcomed relief,” Superintendent for Central High Public Schools Bennie Newton said.
New security measures are in place at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this year, following the Oct. 29, 2018, shooting of a student at Butler High School.
When students at Grandview High School returned to campus last week, there were almost 140 new surveillance cameras on site as part of efforts to increase student safety.
New security measures include an emphasis on emergency training and drills, access control and student wellness.
The Santa Rosa County School District is adding “closed access control” systems to its campuses in an effort to prevent people from entering a school without permission.
The final report, which runs 458 pages, details the shooting’s timeline of events and dozens of recommendations for safety and security actions.
More than half a million students, parents and staff members had their personal information exposed in a data breach in 2018.
Susquehanna University has recently enacted a new policy that arms retired state troopers who serve on the school’s security force.
John Hopkins University are escalating efforts to approve an independent police force on campus.
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Superintendent Josha Talison said he is working to get uniformed police officers or sheriff’s deputies present at all after-school activities.
According to Lynch and the school board, participation in the program would be 100 percent voluntary, and volunteers would be vetted via an extensive process before being approved.
East Islip school officials said they will be implementing security changes beginning early next year, including the addition of armed security guards on campuses and the installation of new safety hardware.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, a small fire broke out in a reading intervention classroom at Sierra House. The fire was caused by electrical overload, contained to the one classroom and quickly extinguished. The school reopened on Nov. 14.
The number of data security incidents reported by the education sector in the U.K. increased by more than 43 percent after the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), reports Schools Week.
The suspect was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated battery related to the incident, which took place Nov. 28.
House Bill 1035 focuses on school resource officers while House Bill 1038 aims to authorize certain school employees to carry firearms on campuses.
"He got into the 1200 building because that door was unlocked and unstaffed and that we say that is a security failure," Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.