Omaha Police helped reinforce security Wednesday at Burke High School in Omaha, Nebraska, after a stabbing incident that took place on campus Tuesday.
The database records any time a gun has gone off in or around a school campus, including incidents of suicide. The data is also searchable by 16 different categories.
"It would allow us access from anywhere and anytime which then we can provide the same thing to law enforcement so that they are able to see what is going on at any building in real time," Superintendent Coby Fletcher said.
The grants come five months after the shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead. The funding is part of the $70 million in grants announced last week by the Department of Justice.
The grant’s criteria prioritize schools most in need of modern security equipment, schools with relatively high numbers of incidents, schools where a school security audit has identified equipment needs and schools in divisions least able to pay for security upgrades.
The incident took place on a Sunday night after a game of pick-up basketball on the university campus. One man was shot twice and taken to the hospital. Neither the injured man nor the suspect are GSU students.
The preschool entrance at TCU-Montgomery will also receive a secure entrance thanks to the bond. A buzzer system and shatterproof glass will be added to the main entrance.
The emergency communications system is called RECESS, or Radio Emergency Communication in Every Sarpy School, and provides a new way for schools to report emergencies.
The UNM Police Department believes the carjacking incidents were committed by the same group of people and are increasing nighttime patrols, according to spokesman Tim Stump.
An Anchorage elementary school relied on their emergency training following a shooting on campus.
For Anderson Community Schools in Anderson, Indiana, campus security begins at the door, as the district’s campus safety plan focuses on access control.
Students in Mitchell County, Minn. have developed an anonymous reporting app.
Schools around the country are turning to gunshot detection systems to aid in campus security.
The University of Washington police department announced last week the launch of a new campus safety app. The app, SafeZone, allows users to connect with UWPD dispatch and other local emergency resources.
“We want to see firsthand where and how students feel unsafe on campus, especially at night,” Heng said. “So having the safety walk is a way for us to actively search for problem areas so we can best work on making campus a safer place for all students.”
The state has introduced a new safety app that allows students to anonymously report threats.
EVERWhite is breaking into the campus security space with its new product, MOBILEGuard.
Guntersville High looks for ways to limit access to classrooms.
The Department of Justice announced more than $70 million in grants across the U.S.
The anti-bullying reporting tool allows victims or witnesses of bullying to anonymously fill out a form detailing when and where the incident took place.
The Safe School Assessments, required for all Florida schools through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act, had to be completed by Aug. 1.
West Monroe High School is adding a permanent office to its campus for the West Monroe Police Department.
Hospitals are continuously looking to increase security, but the accessible environment of the facility makes upgrades challenging.
UM's fine appears to be one of the highest on record for campus security issues.
After more than a dozen sexual assaults on campus, Ohio University is looking to increase security on campus.
In January 2018, two students died in a shooting at Marshall County High School.
StoneLock announced at Global Security Exchange (GSX) the introduction of the StoneLock GO edge reader, the latest innovation in StoneLock facial recognition for enterprise physical access, and the next generation of the StoneLock True Frictionless Solution.
Campus environments experience many challenges when it comes to securing their facilities. University environments need to find the right balance between having an open environment and a secure environment.
For reasons both good and bad, we are living with a heightened security awareness that has changed how educational organizations equip and operate their campuses.