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Student Arrested for Trespassing After Suspension Over Mask Mandate

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.

Galaxy Next Generation Solution Addresses Active Shooter Safety

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.



Terminated School Safety Officer Could Face Homicide Charges

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 Launches 360° Virtual Tour to Showcase Access Control

ASSA ABLOY recently debuted an online, 360° virtual tour highlighting security and access control solutions to help university administrators address common challenges.

Multiple People Wounded in Shooting at DFW-Area High School

An active shooter event has been reported at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas.

Raptor Technologies Acquires CPOMS

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.

9 Ways to Reduce Contaminants

9 Ways to Reduce Contaminants

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.

A Contentious Debate Rages

A Contentious Debate Rages

Safety for some is not “inclusive safety” for all. A contentious debate rages on college campuses today to defund and abolish campus police.

Crisis Management Technology

Crisis Management Technology

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.

Transforming K-12 and Higher Ed

Transforming K-12 and Higher Ed

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.

Adapting Security Technology

Adapting Security Technology

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

Enhancing the Student Experience

Enhancing the Student Experience

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.

A Reopening Strategy

A Reopening Strategy

As schools begin to welcome students back in full force, there is increased attention on learners’ physical and mental wellbeing.

What Schools Need to Know

What Schools Need to Know

As schools resume across the country this fall, safety and security is top of mind for parents, faculty and administrators alike.

Control the Panic

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.

50 Customers in One

50 Customers in One

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?

Providing Safer School Communities

Providing Safer School Communities

Many of us have experienced it. The dark greenish-gray sky and the strange stillness that happens just as ominous storm clouds gather.

The Next Level

The Next Level

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.

The Year of Recalibration

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.

Crystal Clear Security

Crystal Clear Security

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.

Teenager Shot by School Safety Officer is Braindead, Says Family

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.

Shooting at School Bus Stop Kills 1, Injures 2

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.

Shooting at Va. High School Leaves 2 Students Wounded

A shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News, Va., left two 17-year-old students—one boy and one girl—wounded on Monday.

Police: Parent Displayed Rifle at Utah Youth Soccer Tournament

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.

Evolv Technology Forms Organization for Weapons Screening System Donations

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.

On-Campus Shooting Hospitalizes High-School Student

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.

Mount Tabor High School shooting

One Student Killed in North Carolina School Shooting

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.

Two Teens Arrested in Connection with WFISD Bomb Threats

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.

Teenager Subdued with Stun Gun After Attacking School Officer, Police Say

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.

Albuquerque School Shooting Leaves One Student Dead

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.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - November / December 2022

    November / December 2022

    Featuring:

    • Access Solutions for Safer Schools
    • Why Practice Makes Perfect
    • Video Surveillance in Healthcare
    • Solving Campus Communication Challenges

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