A referendum passed by taxpayers last year will add about 500 security personnel to the current staff of 745.
At the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, they know that safety starts with injury prevention. In order to help new parents accomplish their safety goals, they have opened a safety store that has injury-prevention experts staffed to help parents find the right solution for their family.
Baldwin county school resource officers have been keeping connection with students through summer camps, and after the summer, an SRO will be placed at every school in the district. In addition, there will be technology updates coming to the schools.
School bus routes in Indiana will be changing to keep elementary students from crossing rural roadways on rural highways to get on or off the school bus.
Last month, the roof of Lee Middle & High School collapsed overnight due to water corrosion. A structural engineer identified the issue, and the school is taking measures to ensure the structural integrity of the school, but not all parents are convinced the building is safe.
The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School program recently hosted Social Action Day, which included a panel discussion on how to end gun violence.
Raisin City Elementary had a terrifying drill held on June 3, in which an “active shooter” went around in a mask holding a gun, shaking doors and yelling. Although it was a drill, the students and many of the teachers were not informed that it was only a drill.
Alyssa’s Law requires public schools to install silent panic alarms that notify law enforcement officials of emergency situations when they occur, in order to give them a faster response time.
After Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Arkansas School Safety Commission made 30 recommendations, districts have been working to make the necessary adjustments. Therefore, school safety is becoming a permanent line in the state budget.
After two committees presented different ways funding could be used toward Douglas County school safety, two themes consistently came up — mental health support and safety standardization.
Harford County will train five to six staff members from each school to become part of their school threat assessment team in compliance with the Maryland Safe to Learn Act.
University of Florida recently announced their addition of a new Business Affairs department, which will be called Physical Security. Joseph Souza has been appointed as the director of this new department.
Gov. Phil Scott announced that $1.5 million will be allocated to school security funding during the second cycle of grants. In the first cycle, $4 million was granted to 242 schools around the state.
There was a violent disturbance involving two individuals Saturday in the Children’s Hospital at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. As one of the individuals was being escorted out, he pulled a gun on the security guards.
The Cullman County Sheriff’s office will hold a church safety class next week, including discussions around concerns such as a church security team, increasing situational awareness, and promoting building security tips.
Sandy Hook plaintiffs alleged the school failed to follow a mandated security protocol in the December 2012 shooting. The appeals court agreed with a lower court judge that governmental immunity shielded the defendants.
This bill will help schools pay for security risk assessments that will identify gaps in their security-related infrastructure and help prevent tragedy.
In lieu of the STEM school shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colo., many Colorado schools and officials are trying to figure out the best way to prevent more shootings. On Thursday, the new school safety committee met for the first time, and there was a great deal of conflict.
North Carolina will partner with Sandy Hook Promise to implement a statewide Say Something Anonymous Reporting System. The system will teach students, educators, administrators and law enforcement agencies how to recognize warning signs and anonymously report them.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is currently using a scan station to create 3-D pictures of properties. They transitioned to using the device in schools and in crime scenes in order to gain a comprehensive picture of the scene.
Carmel Clay School Board approved a school safety referendum on Wednesday, which would increase taxes by 5 cents per $100 of assessed value. The extra revenue would go toward more security resource officers, social works, and mental health programs.
Haystax Technology will receive nearly $1.3 million to revise the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool, which is used to identify threats and vulnerabilities on campuses.
This week, school safety training will be held at Edinburg High School with hundreds of officers working in schools in attendance.
These three grant competitions will help build school safety by implementing violence prevention measures through the form of mental health and climate changes.
Thirty-two advocacy organizations are fighting a plan that calls for a Florida state database to prevent school shootings. They have written a letter explaining why they disagree with the bill.
A law Gov. Tom Wolf signed on July 2 made training for law enforcement officers who plan to work in schools mandatory. Neshannock Township School District will host the first of these trainings this week.
Under Florida law, school districts must make sure their schools have fencing as perimeter security. There are both proponents and opponents to the law, as the fencing could offer both advantages and disadvantages.
An active shooter alert was erroneously sent out to Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls campus Sunday morning while the university was testing its JeffAlert system.
The Resident Doctors Association led a strike this week after a medical student was allegedly assaulted by a patient’s attendant. The Delhi government quickly agreed to increase security in the hospitals through CCTV cameras, marshals, alarm systems, councilors and social workers.
Geologists at the Washington Geological Survey inspected the seismic vulnerability of 222 schools and found that approximately 70 percent of the state’s schools are located in zones of high seismic risk.