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Police Training Exercise Causes Confusion at Ohio State Newark

Last week, a communication error on the campus of Ohio State University at Newark in Newark, Ohio, led to a student and a research staff member seeing guns pointed in their direction—unaware that they were in the middle of a scheduled police training exercise and that the weapons were fake.

DFW School District Announces In-Person Learning Only for 2021-22

Allen ISD in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has announced that it will not offer remote, virtual learning for the 2021-22 academic year. District Superintendent Robin Bullock sent a district-wide email on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 4, announcing the district’s plans for the upcoming year.



Three Injured in Shooting at Idaho Middle School

Three people were injured and a suspect was taken into custody on Thursday morning following an active-shooter event at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho.

Robots Provide Security Assistance at Pima Community College

On the campuses of Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., a new security force has been out on patrol, learning the ropes before students return to campus full time. An egg-shaped security robot on wheels has been placed into service to act as a mobile security camera, emergency call box, first-alarm-raiser, and more.

State of Texas to Release Federal Stimulus Money to Schools

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state plans to release federal stimulus money provided to help schools recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas received about $19 billion from the federal government, of which about $11 billion is currently available.

Survey Reveals Top Safety Concerns at K–12, Higher-Ed Institutions

Rave Mobile Safety, a provider of critical communication and collaboration technology solutions, has released the results of its 2021 Crisis Communication and Safety in Education Survey. The survey revealed that COVID-19 and student mental health are the top concerns among the 600+ K–12 and higher education staff nationwide who responded to the poll in late March 2021.

AUCSO to Expand Services Around the Globe

The Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) has announced plans to expand its reach internationally. The association’s new leadership plan to focus on extending its services and benefits to Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas

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Student in Custody After Reports of Shots Fired in Minn. Middle School

Plymouth Middle School, located in Plymouth, Minn., went into lockdown and a student was taken into police custody on Monday morning following reports of shots fired inside the school. No injuries were reported, and all students have been confirmed safe by Robbinsdale Area Schools.

Community College Students Install Emergency Call Boxes

On the campus of John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., students installed six emergency call boxes as part of a student-led initiative.

University of Utah Launches Campus Safety Website

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, has launched a new campus safety website to help students keep track of news and relevant campus resources.

Webinar to Discuss Future-Proofing K–12 Security Plans

Campus Security & Life Safety will host a webinar at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 28, called “Future-Proofing your K-12 Electronic Security Roadmap: A Guide to Planning with Confidence and Avoiding a Train Wreck.”

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Kansas Senate Passes Firearms Safety Education Bill

The Kansas Senate recently passed a bill that would promote firearm education and safety training among K-12 students in the state. The bill would require the Kansas State Board of Education to develop a curriculum for a gun safety education program. Individual districts and school boards would have the choice to adopt the program in local schools.

Student Killed After Shooting at Police at Tenn. High School

On Monday, April 12, a student was killed after authorities say he opened fire on police inside Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tenn.

Student Stabbed in Louisiana Dorm Room

On the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, located in Hammond, La., an SLU student was arrested after police say she stabbed the person she was dating. Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, faces charges of aggravated battery after an April 3 incident with Louisiana State University student Draven Upchurch that placed him in the hospital with eight stab wounds.

Singlewire Software, Zoom Team Up to Manage Crisis Events

Singlewire Software has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to provide integration between Zoom Phone and InformaCast mass notification software. Zoom Phone customers will now be able to trigger and receive mass notifications using InformaCast to stay informed about crisis events that may impact their well-being.

Police Report 37 Arrests in One Weekend on High-School Campus

Police in Draper, Utah, reported making 37 arrests this past weekend on the campus of Corner Canyon High School. They said most of the arrests were for trespassing, and that they included students from other nearby high schools.

Emerson College Responds to Spike in COVID Cases

Emerson College, located in Boston, Mass., has imposed several temporary restrictions in response to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases on campus. The changes took effect at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, and will last for at least a week, according to a community-wide email from Emerson’s assistant vice president for campus life, Erik Muurisepp.

Open that Platform

With 35 buildings and numerous residence halls to manage, Missouri S&T sought to automate various systems through a centralized access control platform.

What Campuses Need

Among the advanced security technologies available to address a campus’ needs are body-worn cameras, video with analytics, and touch-less access control solutions. Here’s how they benefit a college or university campus.

Leverage Mobile Access

Leverage Mobile Access

Mobile technology in access control applications is a growing trend and schools and integrators are well-positioned to take advantage of its benefits.

The Hidden Benefits of Real-time Occupancy Data

The Hidden Benefits of Real-time Occupancy Data

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted campus life like no other event before it. Some campuses closed completely, others were partially open.

Secure the Environment

Secure the Environment

Protecting campuses, including schools, hospitals, business parks and distributed facilities, means managing an incredible number and variety of security sensors.

Preparing for the Unpredictable

Preparing for the Unpredictable

Organizations of every kind, particularly higher education campuses, were forced to navigate and adjust to several changes throughout 2020.

Turn Up the Heat

Turn Up the Heat

With cold weather on the horizon, the likelihood of accidents caused by slick conditions will be increasing, creating yet another safety concern for schools to manage during the pandemic.

All Security Points to COVID

For several years now, our Security Today franchise has published articles about campus security. Eventually, Campus Security & Life Safety began a journey of its own. As the mission of the magazine evolved, so has the content.

High Rates of Self Harm

High Rates of Self Harm

The most recent Navigate360 and Zogby Strategies Safety and Wellbeing Poll shows the growing teen anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on America’s economy, culture and daily life.

CARES Act 2: Larger, but Still Insufficient

CARES Act 2: Larger, but Still Insufficient

Even as the Biden administration has begun pushing for the next recovery package, educators are still sorting out the details of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, otherwise known as "CARES Act 2."

Get More from your Solutions

Get More from your Solutions

While it is true that the number of transformative tech implementations at campuses is growing – and delivering impressive results – there are many examples that indicate some new technologies have not quite lived up to their promise. And, there are many reasons why.

Create a Trusted Experience

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership at the private college began exploring how they could safely resume on-campus classes in the fall of 2020 and maintain operations should isolated parts of the community contract COVID-19.

Improving Schools

Improving Schools

With 80 million students in schools across the United States, it’s becoming increasingly important that schools take advantage of the rapidly advancing technology available to them.

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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