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Security Company Leaves University Abruptly After Allegedly Being Owed Thousands

Security Company Leaves University Abruptly After Allegedly Being Owed Thousands

Champion National Security says the university owes them more than $190,000. Despite efforts to try and set up a payment plan, the company said communication went cold with SAU.

Middle School Students in Florida Arrested for Planning Mass Shooting

Middle School Students in Florida Arrested for Planning Mass Shooting

Two more students have been arrested in Florida for planning a mass shooting. They are the latest in a string of teenagers in the state who been arrested for threats.



Texas Teen Arrested After Allegedly Making Threats to Shoot a School Up

Texas Teen Arrested After Allegedly Making Threats to Shoot a School Up

A teen was overheard making threats to shoot his school up. Although a gun was not present at the time he was searched, he was charged with a felony.

Two Teens Injured During Philadelphia High School Football Game

Two Teens Injured During Philadelphia High School Football Game

Two teens in Philadelphia are the latest victims in a string of shootings that have taken place at or near high school football games across the country.

Report: Colorado’s School Safety Programs May Not be Working

Report: Colorado’s School Safety Programs May Not be Working

No one is checking whether Colorado’s school safety programs are making students safer, and it’s possible that some schools are getting duplicate programs while others are being left out.

Superintendent in Michigan Considers Arming School Staff Due to Long Response Times

Superintendent in Michigan Considers Arming School Staff Due to Long Response Times

A superintendent is not satisfied with the amount of time it would take the sheriff's office to reach the town's only campus. In his response, he wants to arm teachers.

Savannah State University Works to Prevent Violent Crimes

Savannah State University Works to Prevent Violent Crimes

New security measures at Savannah State University are expected to enhance safety for students.

Repurposed Fire Hoses Used to Enhance School Safety

Repurposed Fire Hoses Used to Enhance School Safety

Firefighters are repurposing their outdated fire hoses, which normally would be recycled, into something that can be used to prevent intruders from entering classrooms.

School Safety Dog Now a Part of Ohio District

School Safety Dog Now a Part of Ohio District's Security Plans

An Ohio school district will use a trained dog to help them detect weapons and other threats. The district is serving as a pilot for the area and the state.

Snapchat Alerts FBI of Potential Shooting at an Ohio High School

Snapchat Alerts FBI of Potential Shooting at an Ohio High School

Snapchat is monitoring its users and alerting authorities about potential threats.

New Alabama Law Allows the Hiring of Retired Officers to Police Schools

New Alabama Law Allows the Hiring of Retired Officers to Police Schools

The law states police departments in Alabama can choose to hire retired police officers versus school resource officers to police the schools.

Michigan Middle School Launches Program Banning Phones, Backpacks

Michigan Middle School Launches Program Banning Phones, Backpacks

A middle school in Michigan is seeing positive benefits from banning phones and backpacks. However, parents have some concerns despite the potential safety benefit.

Free Webinar on Campus Reporting Procedures Being Offered on Sept 19

Security Technology Leader TrackTik Announces Partnership with Clery Center to Promote On-Campus Safety.

New Jersey Teachers Would be Required to Have Seizure-Safety Training Under New Law

New Jersey Teachers Would be Required to Have Seizure-Safety Training Under New Law

The new law would require school staff to undergo seizure-safety training. It would also require school nurses to come up with personal emergency plans for students with seizure disorders.

Tennessee School Adds an Extra Layer of Protection by Installing Door Locks

Tennessee School Adds an Extra Layer of Protection by Installing Door Locks

Schools are adding Nightlocks to their classroom doors as another layer of defense against potential gunmen or intruders.

Syracuse University Implements Measures to Make Students Safer at Night

Syracuse University Implements Measures to Make Students Safer at Night

The university is adding more guards, shuttle vans and security cameras.

Study: School Safety is One of the Top Causes Americans Care About

Study: School Safety is One of the Top Causes Americans Care About

Safety and well-being are dominant themes in this year’s results. Following school safety is data security and cyber security.

Ohio Creates Safety Hub to Prevent School Shootings

Ohio Creates Safety Hub to Prevent School Shootings

Public safety and homeland security officials will work together to scan social media for potential threats and serve as a helping hand to schools if they need help with emergency management plans and training.

Florida Senate Looks to Revise Its Controversial School Guardian Law

Florida Senate Looks to Revise Its Controversial School Guardian Law

The potential revision was prompted by Palm Beach County schools using a private security firm to train its school guardians instead of the sheriff’s office.

South Carolina Student Arrested After Being Found With a Weapon After Making Threats

South Carolina Student Arrested After Being Found With a Weapon After Making Threats

A student was caught with weapons in his backpack after a student overheard him making a threat to shoot up the school.

Texas vs LSU Game Reveals Security Issues at Stadium

Texas vs LSU Game Reveals Security Issues at Stadium

One of the biggest college games that occurred at UT in the last decade, revealed the university may not be prepared to handle large crowds of students.

Arizona District Cancels Days of Classes Due To Ransomware Attack

Arizona District Cancels Days of Classes Due To Ransomware Attack

While other districts have decided to pay out fines to hackers, the Flagstaff Unified School District says it is not planning to pay the ransom.

Albuquerque Schools Ask State Legislature For $25 Million To Fund Security Upgrades

Albuquerque Schools Ask State Legislature For $25 Million To Fund Security Upgrades

District officials want the New Mexico state legislature to create a new fund for school security upgrades that does not have as many restrictions on which districts can access the money and how much is paid out.

Alabama High School Heightens Security Following Shooting at Football Game

Alabama High School Heightens Security Following Shooting at Football Game

Several new safety measures such as metal detectors, a clear plastic bag policy and strict entry and exit rules have now been put in place.

NY School District Cancels School After Cybersecurity Threat

NY School District Cancels School After Cybersecurity Threat

The school district delayed its first day of school as a precaution.

Two New Texas Laws Regarding Guns on School Grounds Now in Effect

Two New Texas Laws Regarding Guns on School Grounds Now in Effect

The gun laws, which went into effect just hours after a shooting left five dead in Midland and Odessa, further loosen gun restrictions.

New York Law Allows School Districts to Install Cameras to Catch Drivers Not Stopping for Buses

New York Law Allows School Districts to Install Cameras to Catch Drivers Not Stopping for Buses

A new law allows school districts to install cameras on buses to catch drivers who do not stop when buses have red stop lights flashing.

Kentucky School District Wants to Increase Tax Rate to Pay for State-Mandated Safety Improvements

Kentucky School District Wants to Increase Tax Rate to Pay for State-Mandated Safety Improvements

Kentucky law now requires schools to have certain safety measures in place such as cameras and electric locks. However, the state is not fully funding this initiative causing some school districts to consider raising taxes.

New Express Lanes in Georgia Could Cost Fulton Schools

New Express Lanes in Georgia Could Cost Fulton Schools' Taxpayers $10 Million for Safety

Fulton County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney said the express lanes will increase noise and make schools more susceptible to a shooting. He is estimating that if the plans progress, it will cost taxpayers as much as $10 million to keep students safe.

Auburn University Offers Safety Feature That Allows Friends to Walk Virtually Together

Auburn University Offers Safety Feature That Allows Friends to Walk Virtually Together

The app allows students to walk with a friend, family member or student virtually until they reach their destination safely.

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