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Michigan Reps Introduce School Safety Package

Michigan Reps Introduce School Safety Package

Michigan State Representatives Angela Witwer and Jeff Yaroch introduced Tuesday a package aimed at improving school safety practices in the state.

Ohio School Bus Drivers Train for Emergencies

Ohio School Bus Drivers Train for Emergencies

Bus drivers for Fairborn City Schools spent Friday with SWAT trainers to learn how to protect students from potential threats while driving.



Proposed Oklahoma Bill Would Create Panic Button Alert System for Schools

Proposed Oklahoma Bill Would Create Panic Button Alert System for Schools

If passed, Senate Bill 267 would create a panic button alert system for Oklahoma schools.

California School Board Approves Automatic Door-Locking System

California School Board Approves Automatic Door-Locking System

The school board of the Rancho Santa Fe School District has approved plans to install an electronic access control system by the next school year.

Illinois Sheriff’s Office, School District Collaborate to Launch Pilot Safety Program

Illinois Sheriff’s Office, School District Collaborate to Launch Pilot Safety Program

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Fremont School District 79 are collaborating on a pilot safety program for schools.

Texas Senate Approves $100M in Funding for School Security

Texas Senate Approves $100M in Funding for School Security

The Texas Senate has approved $100 million in one-time funding for school districts to install security upgrades to prevent school shootings.

Georgia District Launches ID Card, Crisis Alert Systems

Georgia District Launches ID Card, Crisis Alert Systems

Schools in Douglas County are introducing an access card system and crisis alert system to improve safety on their campuses.

“Kaylee’s Law” Would Change Requirements for Privately Hired Campus Security Officers

“Kaylee’s Law” Would Change Requirements for Privately Hired Campus Security Officers

A bill gaining support in the Oregon Legislature would change how privately hired campus security officers are hired and how they operate on patrol.

Pennsylvania Teachers Train for Active Shooter Situation

Pennsylvania Teachers Train for Active Shooter Situation

Teachers and staff from the Millcreek School District participated in a TROJAN Response training exercise to prepare for an armed intruder

Manitoba Government Wants to Empower Hospital Security Guards

Manitoba Government Wants to Empower Hospital Security Guards

The government of Manitoba wants to authorize hospital security guards to detain violent individuals

Des Moines Area Community College to Hire Armed Security Guards

Des Moines Area Community College to Hire Armed Security Guards

Des Moines Area Community College will have armed security guards on its campuses beginning this fall.

West Virginia District Controls Access to Campuses for Safety

West Virginia County Controls Access to Campuses for Safety

Campuses in Cabell County, West Virginia, have bolstered their safety methods to secure school entrances

Massachusetts Police Chief Recommends Campuses Adopt ALICE Lockdown Protocol

Massachusetts Police Chief Recommends Campuses Adopt ALICE Lockdown Protocol

Saugus Police are recommending the town’s public schools adopt the ALICE protocol for threats like an intruder or active shooter.

Beyond Educators – The New Role of Teachers In Our School System

Beyond Educators – The New Role of Teachers In Our School System

Teachers in our society deserve medals – not only for their role as educators - but for taking on the responsibility of protecting our children from harm and now acting as first responders in a crisis.

Massachusetts District to Use App to Communicate with Law Enforcement

Massachusetts District to Use App to Communicate with Law Enforcement

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School officials recently announced plans to implement an app for communication with law enforcement.

Hackers Steal Applicant Data from Three U.S. Colleges

Hackers Steal Applicant Data from Three U.S. Colleges

Hackers have stolen applicant data from Ohio’s Oberlin College, Iowa-based Grinnell College and New York’s Hamilton College and are seeking money from students to retrieve their files.

Pennsylvania Schools Track Visitors with New Entry System

Pennsylvania Schools Track Visitors with New Entry System

Schools in Kane, Penn., are stepping up their security when it comes to visitor management.

Iowa County Distributes Stop the Bleed Kits to Schools

Iowa County Distributes Stop the Bleed Kits to Schools

Every school in Jasper County, Iowa, will be receiving a Stop the Bleed Kit, which will contain materials to help people who’ve been hurt.

Ohio District Administrators Communicate with Radio System

Ohio District Administrators Communicate with Radio System

Centerville City schools have implemented a new radio system that will let them communicate more easily with each other and with local law enforcement.

Ohio School Built with Emergency Alert System in Place

Ohio School Built with Emergency Alert System in Place

A new K-12 school being built in Northridge, Ohio, will be the first school in the state to feature a special security system for contacting law enforcement in an emergency.

Georgia District Boosts Front Entrance Security

Georgia District Boosts Front Entrance Security

“Our parents and our community trust us with 3,000 students every day, and with those students, we are there to educate them, but at the same time, our students and our staff - the number one priority is to keep them safe,” said Barry Waller, Superintendent of Toombs County Schools.

Washington Senate Passes Bill Requiring Law Enforcement to Notify Schools of Potential Threats

Washington Senate Passes Bill Requiring Law Enforcement to Notify Schools of Potential Threats

Senate Bill 5514 requires that all schools, public and private, be notified when the possibility of violence calls for evacuations or lockdowns. Local law enforcement would be required to determine if local schools are threatened and to notify them.

Oregon Community College Adds Security Cameras Following Rash of Hit and Runs

Oregon Community College Adds Security Cameras Following Rash of Hit and Runs

Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon, is adding security cameras to its campus following multiple incidents of hit and runs on campus.

Texas School Safety Bill Focuses on Strengthening Security, Mental Health Resources

Texas School Safety Bill Focuses on Strengthening Security, Mental Health Resources

Texas’ Senate education chairman Sen. Larry Taylor unveiled a school safety measure that touches on strengthening school security, hardening school infrastructure and emphasizing mental health resources.

Chinese Hackers Reportedly Targeted 27 Universities

Chinese Hackers Reportedly Targeted 27 Universities

The cyberattacks focused on universities that either studied underwater technology or had faculty with relevant backgrounds, according to reports.

Washington District Focuses on Controlling Access to Campuses

Washington District Focuses on Controlling Access to Campuses

The vestibule will have an access button on the door itself as well as in the school office. Staff members with a building access card will be able to enter the campus, while other visitors will have to be authenticated before gaining access to student and staff areas.

Maryland District to Expand Active Shooter Training to Elementary Schools

Maryland District to Expand Active Shooter Training to Elementary Schools

“This is not so much a drill as it is a scenario-based discussion at an age appropriate level,” said Dr. Andy Zuckerman, chief operating officer for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Indiana District Develops School Safety Initiative Plan

Indiana District Develops School Safety Initiative Plan

The school safety initiative plan includes a two-story secured front entrance, a new bus driveway, a new door system allowing a school to be secured through an app and equipment in classrooms that teachers can use to barricade their classroom doors.

La Salle University Bolsters Campus Safety After Recent Spike in Crime

La Salle University Bolsters Campus Safety After Recent Spike in Crime

Since Jan. 10, 10 robberies have taken place within 500 feet of the university’s campus, including one Feb. 23 after a town hall meeting about the robberies.

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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