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Tulane University Transitioning to New Emergency Notification System

Tulane University Transitioning to New Emergency Notification System

Tulane University will begin using Everbridge as its emergency alert system June 28.

Cincinnati District to Debut New Bullying Prevention Plan Next School Year

Cincinnati District to Debut New Bullying Prevention Plan Next School Year

Officials at Cincinnati Public Schools are debuting a new anti-bullying program that will begin next school year.



Florida Hospital System Boosts Security with Metal Detectors, Visitor Badges

Florida Hospital System Boosts Security with Metal Detectors, Visitor Badges

The BayCare Health System of hospitals in Florida has increased security measures at most of its facilities now, including metal detector screenings.

University of Central Florida Implements License Plate Scanning Tech

University of Central Florida Implements License Plate Scanning Tech

Cameras have been installed at the entrances and exits of University of Central Florida to scan the license plates of cars on campus and check them against law enforcement databases, officials announced Thursday.

NY District Increases Security Following Multiple Threats to Middle School

NY District Increases Security Following Multiple Threats to Middle School

The Mamaroneck School District is beefing up security after a number of alleged threats made recently toward Hommocks Middle School.

Montreal Hospital Assembles Emergency Measures Task Force

Montreal Hospital Assembles Emergency Measures Task Force

The Douglas Mental Health University Institute has assembled a task force to look at ways to increase safety and security at the facility.

New Jersey District Boosts Security Following Arrest of Armed Man Outside Elementary School

New Jersey District Boosts Security Following Arrest of Armed Man Outside Elementary School

Westfield Public Schools is implementing extra security measures through the end of the school year following the arrest last week of an armed man outside of Tamaques Elementary School.

Corpus Christi District Upgrading Entrance Security This Summer

Corpus Christi District Upgrading Entrance Security This Summer

Corpus Christi Independent School District is adding extra security measures to the entrances of its middle and elementary school campuses this summer.

Central Louisiana Churches Increase Security, Safety

Central Louisiana Churches Increase Security, Safety

Churches in Central Louisiana are working to increase their security and safety measures following at least one threat to a local church and increased threats to houses of worship nationwide.

North Carolina District First in the Country to Pilot New Student Safety App

North Carolina District First in the Country to Pilot New Student Safety App

Buncombe County Schools will be the first school district in the U.S. to test a new student safety app designed to help school officials more effectively help students with health or behavioral needs.

Some Toronto Post-Secondary Campuses Evacuated Due to Bomb Threats

Some Toronto Post-Secondary Campuses Evacuated Due to Bomb Threats

At least two post-secondary campuses in Toronto, Ontario, were evacuated Tuesday morning as law enforcement investigated bomb threats to multiple city schools. One campus was reopened quickly after it was determined to be safe.

North Carolina School Secures Exterior Doors with New Security System

North Carolina School Secures Exterior Doors with New Security System

Mitchell High School has added a new security system to all exterior doors of its building.

State Audit Shows NYC Schools Unprepared for Shootings, Other Emergencies

State Audit Shows NYC Schools Unprepared for Shootings, Other Emergencies

An audit of New York City schools released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that some city schools are unprepared for a shooting or other emergency situations.

New Jersey School Tests Weapon Detection Technology

New Jersey School Tests Weapon Detection Technology

Rancocas Valley Regional High School has been testing weapon detection software made by former U.S. Navy SEALS in hopes it could reduce the chance of a school shooting incident.

Arkansas District Adding Police Dog

Arkansas District Adding Police Dog

The Fouke School District is adding a police dog to its staff as part of school security upgrades, thanks to a partnership with Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Barrett.

Anonymous Colorado School Safety Tip Line Received Record Number of Tips Last Month

Anonymous Colorado School Safety Tip Line Received Record Number of Tips Last Month

The Safe2Tell program, which allows students to anonymously report school safety concerns in Colorado, received a record number of tips this May.

Nebraska School District to Upgrade Outdated Security System this Summer

Nebraska School District to Upgrade Outdated Security System this Summer

Chadron Public Schools is updating its outdated security system this summer to a more efficient, multi-platform framework.

Arkansas District Replaces 1,300 Cameras

Arkansas District Replaces 1,300 Cameras

The Little Rock School District is upgrading its camera system, replacing 1,326 cameras throughout the district.

Michigan District to Install Lockdown Lighting

Michigan District to Install Lockdown Lighting

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) plan to install a new lockdown lighting system, which will include lights on the exterior of the buildings that flash during a lockdown to indicate that people outside should not enter the building.

California District Pilots Incident Management App

California District Pilots Incident Management App

The Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education is planning to pilot test an incident management platform that is designed to help prepare schools for an emergency.

NY Elementary School Stocks Classrooms with Safety Buckets

NY Elementary School Stocks Classrooms with Safety Buckets

Last Wednesday, teachers at Allegany-Limestone Elementary School were given buckets full of medical supplies and other materials that would help secure their classroom in the event of an active-shooter incident.

Five New Jersey Districts Pilot-Testing School Security App

Five New Jersey Districts Pilot-Testing School Security App

Five Bergen County districts will be pilot-testing a school safety app before it’s rolled out to the rest of the district’s campuses in September.

Texas Sheriff’s Department Adds Churches to Sunday Patrols

Texas Sheriff’s Department Adds Churches to Sunday Patrols

In light of recent attacks on houses of worship, the Potter County Sheriff’s Office has added local churches to its Sunday patrols.

Florida Districts Could Be Called Out for Noncompliance with School Safety Laws

Florida Districts Could Be Called Out for Noncompliance with School Safety Laws

After a survey revealed that almost 200 Florida schools have not had armed security as required by state law, members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission are urging the Florida Department of Education to “name names and name people” who aren’t compliant.

Pennsylvania Legislators Propose $10M Grant Program for Security at Houses of Worship

Pennsylvania Legislators Propose $10M Grant Program for Security at Houses of Worship

Legislators in the Pennsylvania Senate proposed June 3 a $10 million grant program to help faith-based institutions improve their security.

Kentucky Sheriff’s Office Offers Active Shooter Training for District Employees

Kentucky Sheriff’s Office Offers Active Shooter Training for District Employees

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Daviess County Public Schools District to host active shooter response training sessions to about 100 DCPS staff members Tuesday.

Ohio District to Expand Police Officer Presence in Schools

Ohio District to Expand Police Officer Presence in Schools

The Fairfield City School District is expanding the presence of police officers in its schools by adding an officer to each of its secondary schools starting next year.

Illinois County to Train Educators on Mental Health Issues

Illinois County to Train Educators on Mental Health Issues

The McHenry County Mental Health Board is collaborating with 17 school districts in August to train instructors on how to identify and help students who are experiencing mental health problems.

Pennsylvania Middle School Cafeteria Cleared Out After Accidental Pepper Spray Discharge

Pennsylvania Middle School Cafeteria Cleared Out After Accidental Pepper Spray Discharge

Accidental discharge of a small pepper spray device led to the evacuation of the cafeteria at Easton Area Middle School on Monday. The pepper spray wasn’t deployed on purpose, according to school officials.

More Security Staff Part of Mississippi District’s Planned Safety Improvements

More Security Staff Part of Mississippi District's Planned Safety Improvements

Lee County Schools is planning multiple security improvements for its schools, including the hiring of more security staff and a new safety coordinator.

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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