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Pennsylvania District Addresses Bullying, Installs Security Cameras

Pennsylvania District Addresses Bullying, Installs Security Cameras

The district is working with the Sweethearts and Heroes program, which is designed to empower victims and bystanders to take a stand and change a negative experience into a positive one.

North Carolina District Hardens Entrance Security

North Carolina District Hardens Entrance Security

Jones Elementary School now has a locked entryway that serves as a secure room for visitors to campus looking to be buzzed into the school. The entryway is locked off from the school itself.



Illinois School District to Upgrade Campus Entrances

Illinois School District to Upgrade Campus Entrances

“By doing the security upgrades, we are just limiting access to anyone unless they really truly need to come into the building," Pikeland School District Superintendent Paula Hawley said.

Florida Charter School Arms Guardians with Semi-Automatic Rifles

Florida Charter School Arms Guardians with Semi-Automatic Rifles

"We aren’t trying to be big and bad. We just want to make sure if in the unlikely event, that something goes down, we have the right people with the right tools to get that job done,” Principal Dr. Bill Jones said.

Cincinnati School Holds Active Shooter Drill

Cincinnati School Holds Active Shooter Drill

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Sycamore Township Fire Department helped the school facilitate the interactive drill, which included an intruder entering the building, police responding and firing blanks, students evaluating the situation and first responders helping those who were labeled as being injured.

No Injuries after Shot Fired at Suburban Albuquerque High School

No Injuries after Shot Fired at Suburban Albuquerque High School

No one was injured and a suspect is in custody, police and school officials said.

Campus Security Measures Introduced in Year Following Parkland Shooting

Campus Security Measures Introduced in Year Following Parkland Shooting

Several changes have been made in Florida following the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

New York School District Updates Policy on Facial Recognition

New York School District Updates Policy on Facial Recognition

The Lockport City School District is exploring additions to its security policy that includes facial recognition software.

Staff Member Shot at Baltimore High School

Staff Member Shot at Baltimore High School

According to police, the gunman entered the school just after noon and shot special education assistant Michael Marks. The 56-year-old victim remains in serious condition and the 25-year-old gunman is in police custody.

Suspicious Package Found Saturday at Florida Synagogue

Suspicious Package Found Saturday at Florida Synagogue

“We try to keep vigilant at the synagogue, and it’s not new, not necessarily since the Pittsburgh attacks, but we’ve been vigilant there ever since 9/11,” Etz Chaim Synagogue President Dr. Scott Ackerman said.

North Carolina School Safety Panel Issues Recommendations

North Carolina School Safety Panel Issues Recommendations

In its final report, the panel recommended funding for school resource officers at every school in the state, or at least at every middle and high school campus, with multiple elementary schools sharing one officer.

Suicide Prevention Program to be Implemented at Ohio High Schools

Suicide Prevention Program to be Implemented at Ohio High Schools

Grant Us Hope is expanding their program to 55 schools by the end of 2019.

New Law Inspired by Parkland Victim to Require Panic Alarms in New Jersey Schools

New Law Inspired by Parkland Victim to Require Panic Alarms in New Jersey Schools

Alyssa's law requires all New Jersey schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement officials of an emergency.

ADT Aquires DIY Home Security Provider LifeShield

Pennsylvania Schools Promote Campaign to Curb Gun Violence

Mt. Pleasant High School is implementing a new nation wide tip line designed to help prevent school violence.

Florida District Creates Own Police Department

Florida District Creates Own Police Department

The department will be comprised of a chief, two lieutenants, four sergeants, 36 school resource officers, three relief school resource officers and a detective.

Unauthorized Student Spent Two Days at Alabama School

Unauthorized Student Spent Two Days at Alabama School

A 15-year-old student from a private school in Huntsville, Ala., spent two days blending into the student body of a crosstown high school and attending classes last month.

Hood College Practices First-Ever Active Shooter Drill

Hood College Practices First-Ever Active Shooter Drill

An alert was sent out campus-wide just after 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, telling students, faculty and staff to shelter in place. The text identified the exercise as a drill that the school had planned and previously announced.

Pennsylvania District Adds Four New Security Positions

Pennsylvania District Adds Four New Security Positions

The new positions will replace the previous district job descriptions for hall monitors. Those jobs were left vacant as those employees retired or were transferred to other areas within the school district.

Oklahoma District Bond Includes Security Measures

Oklahoma District Bond Includes Security Measures

The Edmond Public Schools current bond issue includes shatter-resistant window film, new video surveillance equipment and ID badges for secondary school students.

New York Parent Group Releases School Security Plan

New York Parent Group Releases School Security Plan

Saratoga Parents for Safer Schools is comprised of parents advocating for more school resource officers, more mental health services and for reworking the grounds monitor position to what the group calls a school security officer.

Texas District Requiring Students to Wear IDs for Safety

Texas District Requiring Students to Wear IDs for Safety

"ID cards have been issued to every student at Marshall High School and Marshall Junior High School," Marshall ISD Superintendent Jerry Gibson said. "This is 100 percent a safety matter. This is an additional safety measure we can take to keep our kids safe while at school."

City, University Police Urge Citizens to Take Extra Caution after Incidents

City, University Police Urge Richmond Citizens to Take Extra Caution after Incidents

After multiple incidents in Richmond, Kentucky, both Richmond and Eastern Kentucky University police are urging area residents to take extra caution. The warnings follow the death of a missing woman, Amanda Bailey, the ongoing search for another woman, Savannah Spurlock, and a reported sexual assault near EKU’s campus.

Indiana District Testing Seatbelts on Buses for Safety

Indiana District Testing Seatbelts on Buses for Safety

Lap-shoulder seat belts can help keep students safe in a side-impact crash, but the test’s main focus will be seeing whether the seat belts improve student discipline and reduce distractions for drivers.

Great Neck Schools to Use $125k Grant for Security Cameras

Great Neck Schools to Use $125k Grant for Security Cameras

The 99 new cameras will supplement more than 700 cameras already installed in district campuses and replace older model cameras.

Oklahoma District to Implement ID System for School Safety

Oklahoma District to Implement ID System for School Safety

All district visitors will be required to present a valid state-issued ID in order to get a visitor pass and enter the school building. Upon scanning the state ID, school staff will be alerted as to whether the visitor is allowed on campus.

Florida Senate to Consider Bill Allowing Armed Teachers

Florida Senate to Consider Bill Allowing Armed Teachers

The Florida Senate Education Committee will discuss next week a bill for school safety that would allow trained classroom teachers to be armed on campus as school “guardians.”

Ohio Vocational School Uses Latest Video Tech to Secure Campus

Ohio Vocational School Uses Latest Video Tech to Secure Campus

The school’s video surveillance system includes many 4-K cameras. The cameras are heat sensing and can be set up to trigger alarms for designated parts of the campus.

CMS Officials Discuss New Security Screenings

CMS Officials Discuss New Security Screenings

Officials are testing three different models of the screening security plan: screen students as they walk in, screen students in a selected building and screen every student in randomly selected classrooms.

Minnesota Lawmaker Proposes Crisis Intervention Bill for School Safety

Minnesota Lawmaker Proposes Crisis Intervention Bill for School Safety

“The goal is to be proactive in identifying the threatening behavior,” Senator Karla Bigham said. “A lot of times those behaviors are evident before a tragedy occurs.”

Dept. of Education Finds MSU Violated Clery Act for Years

Dept. of Education Finds MSU Violated Clery Act for Years

According to the Education Department’s report, the investigation found “serious violations” of the Clery Act by university officials. The Clery Act requires that U.S. universities participating in federal student aid programs issue timely notifications about crimes that occur on campuses.

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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