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.
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.
“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.
"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.
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 one was injured and a suspect is in custody, police and school officials said.
Several changes have been made in Florida following the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The Lockport City School District is exploring additions to its security policy that includes facial recognition software.
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.
“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.
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.
Grant Us Hope is expanding their program to 55 schools by the end of 2019.
Alyssa's law requires all New Jersey schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement officials of an emergency.
Mt. Pleasant High School is implementing a new nation wide tip line designed to help prevent school violence.
The department will be comprised of a chief, two lieutenants, four sergeants, 36 school resource officers, three relief school resource officers and a detective.
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.
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.
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.
The Edmond Public Schools current bond issue includes shatter-resistant window film, new video surveillance equipment and ID badges for secondary school students.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
The 99 new cameras will supplement more than 700 cameras already installed in district campuses and replace older model cameras.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
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.