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Officials Discuss Security Plans for Proposed New Elementary School

Officials Discuss Security Plans for Proposed New Elementary School

Gardner, Mass., officials and security consultants are discussing the security plans for a proposed new elementary school as the city works through the approval process with the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Missouri State University Makes Changes to University Security Division

Missouri State University Makes Changes to University Security Division

Missouri State University has rebranded its campus safety division and is making changes to improve security.



Texas High School Student Arrested After Release of Pepper Spray in Classroom

Texas High School Student Arrested After Release of Pepper Spray in Classroom

Gregory-Portland Independent School District officials said a high school student was arrested last week after reports of a pepper spray release inside a classroom.

New Law Will Notify Arkansas Schools of Students’ Criminal Pasts

New Law Will Notify Arkansas Schools of Students' Criminal Pasts

A new Arkansas law aims to help school districts by notifying them of the criminal records of students transferring into their schools.

Volunteer School Safety Advisory Committee Presents Recommendations to Iowa City School Board

Volunteer School Safety Advisory Committee Presents Recommendations to Iowa City School Board

The volunteer committee working on finding ways to improve safety at Iowa City schools recommends adding a police presence to secondary schools and increasing resources for mental health services.

Northeast Oregon District Rolls Out Emergency Alert App for Teachers

Northeast Oregon District Rolls Out Emergency Alert App for Teachers

Teachers in the Imbler School District are now able to send detailed emergency alert messages about on-campus crises via a smartphone app.

Kentucky District Adds Two More SROs

Kentucky District Adds Two More SROs

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has placed two more school resource officers in Hardin County Schools, bringing the district’s total school resource officers to eight.

Ohio University to Secure Residence Halls with More than 400 Cameras

Ohio University to Secure Residence Halls with More than 400 Cameras

A project by Ohio University to add more than 400 security cameras to the residence halls on its Athens campus is nearing completion.

Gaylord Community Schools Plans to Bolster Security at School Entrances

Gaylord Community Schools Plans to Bolster Security at School Entrances

Gaylord Community Schools in Michigan plans to use funds awarded by the state’s Competitive School Safety Grant Program to bolster entrance security at three district buildings.

Hawaiian Hospital Boosts Emergency Department Security

Hawaiian Hospital Boosts Emergency Department Security

The Hilo Medical Center is increasing emergency room security following a March 20 incident in which a patient allegedly stabbed three health care workers and punched another.

Indiana District to Create School Police Department

Indiana District to Create School Police Department

Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation is creating its own police department, which will supplement the school resource officers already in place.

Durango School District Gets $1.1 Million School Safety Grant

Durango School District Gets $1.1 Million School Safety Grant

Durango School District 9-R has received a $1.1 million grant from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security to boost school security and safety.

Texas District Encourages Parent Involvement in School Safety

Texas District Encourages Parent Involvement in School Safety

Coppell Independent School District has implemented multiple new safety and security measures recently, and is encouraging parents to take advantage of resources to get them involved.

Alabama A&M Sets Campus-wide Curfew After Fight on Campus

Alabama A&M Sets Campus-wide Curfew After Fight on Campus

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University has set a new campus-wide curfew after a fight on campus.

S.A.F.E. Foundation Donates Emergency Alerts Platform to Schools, Colleges and Universities Across the U.S.

Hyper-local Mobile Alerts Can Save Lives in An Emergency Such As A Mass Shooting, Where A Few Seconds Can Be The Difference Between Life and Death

Ohio District to Upgrade Entire Camera System

Ohio District to Upgrade Entire Camera System

Marion City Schools plans to spend just over $626,000 to upgrade video surveillance cameras in all eight of its buildings after a 2018 audit found that a majority of its current cameras were outdated.

Spring Lake Public Schools to Use Safety Grant for Bollards, Access Control

Spring Lake Public Schools to Use Safety Grant for Bollards, Access Control

Spring Lake Public Schools plan to use funds from a Michigan State Police school safety grant on equipment including bollards, shatter-resistant film and access control.

New Kansas Law Reduces Number of Required Safety Drills

New Kansas Law Reduces Number of Required Safety Drills

A new Kansas law will reduce the number of safety drills required in public and private schools from 16 to nine; four for fire, two for tornadoes and three for crisis lockdown situations.

Denver Schools Reopen Thursday, Police Remain Vigilant After Threat of Shooting

Denver Schools Reopen Thursday, Police Remain Vigilant After Threat of Shooting

All Denver-area schools closed for a “credible threat” Wednesday will be open Thursday after the FBI said late Wednesday there was “no longer a threat to the community.”

Maryland District Will No Longer Allow Students to Carry Backpacks

Maryland District Will No Longer Allow Students to Carry Backpacks

Under a new policy, students at Charles County Public Schools will have to keep their backpacks in their locker during the school day.

Alaska School Boosts Security to Cover Additional 600 Students

Alaska School Boosts Security to Cover Additional 600 Students

Chugiak High School is increasing security and adding more surveillance cameras to its campus to cover the additional 600 students moved to the campus after an earthquake rendered Gruening Middle School unsafe.

Arkansas District Upgrades Emergency Notification Systems

Arkansas District Upgrades Emergency Notification Systems

The Bentonville School District will be upgrading the emergency notification systems in most of its buildings as part of a project approved by the School Board on Monday.

Wyoming School Board Approves Funding for Access Control Upgrades

Wyoming School Board Approves Funding for Access Control Upgrades

The Teton County School District No. 1 board of trustees approved funding April 10 to purchase better locks for school buildings.

Denver Metro Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Ongoing Threat

Denver Metro Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Ongoing Threat

Schools across the Denver area are closed today as a “massive manhunt” continues for a woman “infatuated with Columbine” who is said to be armed and “extremely dangerous,” according to police

Sacramento State Installs Locks on Classroom Doors

Sacramento State Installs Locks on Classroom Doors

As part of its effort to increase safety on campus, Sacramento State University is installing new locks on its classroom doors and implementing access control measures.

University of Michigan Will Start Offering Active Attacker Training

University of Michigan Will Start Offering Active Attacker Training

The University of Michigan will start offering optional active attacker training for students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Pennsylvania District’s School Guards Handle Security, Visitor Management

Pennsylvania District’s School Guards Handle Security, Visitor Management

The Lower Merion School District is hiring security guards for its schools. The guards will monitor security cameras and handle visitor management at school entrances.

California District to Install Security Cameras at Elementary Campuses

California District to Install Security Cameras at Elementary Campuses

Fresno Unified School District is installing security cameras on all of its elementary school campuses.

Tennessee Hospital Adds Armed Guards, Plans to Boost Security Following Shooting

Tennessee Hospital Adds Armed Guards, Plans to Boost Security Following Shooting

The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, Tenn., has added armed guards and plans to further boost security following the shooting of an employee in the emergency department on Wednesday.

Bay Area Jewish Institutions Receive $825,000 in Federal Security Grants

Bay Area Jewish Institutions Receive $825,000 in Federal Security Grants

Multiple synagogues and Jewish institutions in Sacramento and the Bay Area have each received federal grants of as much as $150,000 for security.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - July August 2019

    July/August 2019

    Featuring:

    • Making Security Inclusive
    • Reducing a Carbon Footprint
    • Taking a Connected Approach
    • Proactive Security for Active Shooter Situations

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