Wisconsin is requiring schools to develop crisis management procedures and share their safety plans with the community. The De Pere School Board’s latest school safety plan is 88 pages long.
IN FORCE911 is a desktop and mobile app that allows faculty and staff at schools to launch an emergency alert in as few as 12 seconds. The alert is sent directly to dispatch, police and even officer cellphones, giving critical information about the crisis event, including the location on campus from which the alert originated.
According to data from the US Naval Postgraduate School’s K-12 school shooting database, there were 94 incidents of gun violence in schools this year.
Upon investigation, the hospital found that the exposed information may have been accessed between Sept. 22-29, but that there was no evidence that the information was disclosed or used by bad actors.
"The intention isn't to create a simulation so real that it traumatizes the students, but rather to empower them to understand that in a crisis that they have choices that they can make,” Leigh said.
According to board members, the primary function of the position is to prevent unauthorized entry into campus buildings.
HB 5852 would create new active-shooter training requirements for law enforcement, and HB 5851 would require school administrators to report all threats and attempted violence to state police.
The bill, proposed by Sen. Affie Ellis, would require the Wyoming Department of Education to work with several organizations, including homeland security, the attorney general’s office and the state construction department, on safety and security guidelines for schools.
The more tools that students can use to alert authorities of potential violence, the better, according to Bay District Schools Chief of Safety and Security Mike Jones.
Being able to access school cameras in an emergency would allow the police to locate a shooter or intruder more quickly and learn more key information that would help with a rapid response, according to Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds.
The Shepherd Police Department recently accepted a grant of more than $82,000 from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, which will go toward putting trauma kits in 540 Isabella County classrooms.
Guilford County Schools officials are reevaluating safety and security at campuses in Greensboro, N.C., after an incident last week in which an armed man walked into the Smith High School cafeteria and demanded that employees bring him two people on his hit list.
The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and no other students were hurt, according to Indiana State Police. Law enforcement arrived on the scene quickly because they had received a tip about a possible threat before the shooting.
The campus security market is expected to grow due to the increasing threats schools face.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has made school safety and security a priority for 2019 and beyond.
Parents and students have criticized an Orlando-area school following a "Code Red" drill that created unnecessary chaos.
“Point of View” takes place during a regular high school day, showing the events through the eyes of a school shooter. The shooter is silent, ignored and bullied by turns before finally bursting into a school auditorium with a gun and yelling “Look at me!” while his peers recoil in fear.
“We’re looking for those folks who really want to make a huge impact. Post Parkland we’ve had a surge of people who really want to make a difference,” schools police Chief Edwin Lopez told CBS Miami.
As part of the PSU Police’s Student Safety Ambassadors program, student ambassadors patrol the campus grounds, walking through buildings at night. The students also help with late-night safe walks, escorting students back to their residence halls after dark.
The measure, A-4597, would help parochial and private schools pay security guards, purchase alarm systems and take other steps to improve security at a cost to the state of $11.3 million.
According to Jared Larsen, president of the HUB Community Association, HUB residents do not feel safe.
“An off-duty police officer in uniform,” Fr. Steve DeLeon said. "It's sad. It’s supposed to be a place of worship where everybody should feel safe, but I think we are living in different times."
A magazine filled with live ammunition prompted a lockdown at a Colorado Springs high school.
A Washington State school district and police department are partnering up to provide an SRO to the local high school.
The district’s safety measures were evaluated by an advisory council that included police officers, community members and CCSD staff. The list of recommendations was released Tuesday, and Superintendent Jesus Jara decided which suggestions the district should implement immediately.
CCSD plans to install a shooter detection system, key fob access control, a wired and wireless panic button system, a paging system, a metal detector, two-way radios and upgrades to lighting. The STOP School Violent Act will pay for 75 percent of the costs for these upgrades.
Each of the Arkansas School Safety Commission’s recommendations is categorized under mental health and prevention, law enforcement and security, audits, emergency operation plans and drills, intelligence and communication, or physical security.
According to Broyles, the volunteers went through 60 hours of intensive training with law enforcement. The school district wants CSSOs on and near campuses in case of an emergency.