A 16-year-old student at Laramie High School in Laramie, Wyo., was arrested and led away from her school in handcuffs on Thursday, Oct. 7. Junior Grace Smith said in an interview that she was arrested for trespassing after receiving a suspension for refusing to follow the school’s mask mandate and then refusing to leave school grounds.
Security measures like access control and keycards focus on making sure that only people who belong in the building can get in. However, the unfortunate truth is that most active shooters in schools are people who do belong there.
A school safety officer in Long Beach, Calif., has been fired following an incident that left an 18-year-old mother brain-dead, and the Long Beach Police Department has opened a homicide investigation.
ASSA ABLOY recently debuted an online, 360° virtual tour highlighting security and access control solutions to help university administrators address common challenges.
An active shooter event has been reported at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas.
School safety software provider Raptor Technologies recently announced the acquisition of CPOMS, a top student safeguarding software solutions provider in the United Kingdom. The acquisition was made after strategic investments in Raptor on the parts of Thoma Bravo and existing investor JMI Equity.
To protect students and employees from the SARS CoV- 2 virus that causes COVID-19, air quality should be a top concern for school and college administrators.
Safety for some is not “inclusive safety” for all. A contentious debate rages on college campuses today to defund and abolish campus police.
In recent years, the United States has witnessed a surge of active shooter incidents, which have put emergency preparedness into the spotlight for “when,” not “if ” the next tragedy occurs.
A school needs more than great academics and smart students to be an intelligent campus. To support education and intellectual growth, campuses need to be safe, cyber-secure, and very smart.
Necessity is the mother of invention, especially when it comes to battling COVID-19. We have tried common-sense practices like frequent hand washing, masking, and social distancing. Yet the scourge is still among us
- By Paul Baratta, Bruce Canal
Embracing the benefits of touch-less access using smartphones, Vanderbilt University has expanded its investment into campus safety and security by leveraging HID Mobile Access® to deploy campus IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch through Apple Wallet.
As schools begin to welcome students back in full force, there is increased attention on learners’ physical and mental wellbeing.
- By Dr. Robert Darzynkiewicz
As schools resume across the country this fall, safety and security is top of mind for parents, faculty and administrators alike.
Successful emergency response, and the safety of everyone inside of school buildings, relies on more than just a system that only sends alerts. Below are four key actions a school panic button should empower its users to take.
Finding the right security solution for, let’s say, multi-tenant housing, requires significant consideration. There is a variety of factors to think through, such as which doors need to be secured?
Many of us have experienced it. The dark greenish-gray sky and the strange stillness that happens just as ominous storm clouds gather.
Ensuring community safety has always been a top priority at UCalgary. The security team works around the clock to secure its many campuses and keep everyone safe.
On one hand, it seems impossible to talk about themes of campus safety or campus security without mentioning the elephant in the room that is COVID-19. On the other hand, after a year and a half, it seems as though there’s only so much left to say on the topic.
Identification cards, video surveillance, keypads, software, databases, and even the doors themselves. They are all part of a security strategy to keep employees safe in a facility.
An 18-year-old woman who was shot in the head by a school safety officer in Long Beach, Calif., is braindead and not expected to survive, according to her relatives. Mona Rodriguez, the mother of a 5-month-old boy, was in the front passenger seat of a car when she was shot by a school safety officer near Millikan High School on Monday, Sept. 27.
A shooting at a school bus stop in Louisville, Ky., left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other children injured on Wednesday morning.
A shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News, Va., left two 17-year-old students—one boy and one girl—wounded on Monday.
A youth soccer tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah, was disrupted this weekend when a parent displayed a firearm, according to authorities. Local police are still trying to uncover the details of the situation that sent players, parents and other spectators running for cover.
Weapons detection security screening solutions provider Evolv Technology has announced the creation of Give Evolv LLC (GiveEvolv), which promotes the company’s mission of making people and public venues safer, according to a press release.
A 17-year-old student was shot last week on the campus of Santee High School in Los Angeles, Calif., after a fight with another student. The student was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials.
A student was killed on Wed., Sept. 1, in a shooting at a high school in Winston-Salem, N.C. There were no other reported injuries, and the suspect has been taken into custody, say authorities.
The Wichita Falls Independent School District in Wichita Falls, Texas, released a statement on Thursday, Aug. 19, saying that a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old have been arrested in connection with a total of eight bomb threats made to district schools within the last week.
Police say that a teenager and former student at Brighton High School in Cotton Heights, Utah, attacked a school resource officer and tried to take her firearm.
A shooting at an Albuquerque, N.M., middle school on Friday, Aug. 13, left one student dead and the suspect in custody. Police say the incident at Washington Middle School took place at lunch as the victim tried to prevent another student from being bullied.