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New York District Bans Backpacks in Middle, High Schools

New York District Bans Backpacks in Middle, High Schools

According to a message posted on the district website, students “may only carry a small pocketbook or fanny pack for personal items.”

Ohio District Receives $40k Grant for School Security Equipment

Ohio District Receives $40k Grant for School Security Equipment

Amherst Exempted Village Schools recently received $40,000 in safety and security grant funds from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.



Virginia District Equips Schools with Trauma Kits, Emergency Response App

Virginia District Equips Schools with Trauma Kits, Emergency Response App

Gloucester County Public Schools is equipping its campuses with trauma kits and an accompanying emergency response app.

Southern Colorado Districts Using Grants to Add Secure Vestibules

Southern Colorado Districts Using Grants to Add Secure Vestibules

Several Southern Colorado school districts were awarded security upgrade funds by the state’s School Security Disbursement Grant Program.

Texas House Advances School Security Bill After Anniversary of Shooting

Texas House Advances School Security Bill After Anniversary of Shooting

Texas lawmakers are working toward passing new measures to increase campus security a year after a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School left 10 dead and 13 injured.

Illinois High School Postpones Graduation Ceremony Following Threats

Illinois High School Postpones Graduation Ceremony Following Threats

Argo Community High School postponed its graduation ceremony hours before it was scheduled Tuesday after two people were arrested for making two separate threats against the school on social media, police and school officials said.

California High School to Install Extra Cameras Following Threats

California High School to Install Extra Cameras Following Threats

California High School in San Ramon, Calif., will be installing additional surveillance cameras in the wake of four written threats discovered on campus earlier this month, according to school officials.

Michigan District Prioritizes Security with $225,900 in Planned Upgrades

Michigan District Prioritizes Security with $225,900 in Planned Upgrades

The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education awarded a bid of $225,900 to a construction company on Monday for security upgrades in the district.

Woman Charged After Releasing Bear Spray Inside of University of Pittsburgh Building

Woman Charged After Releasing Bear Spray Inside of University of Pittsburgh Building

A suspect was charged with risking catastrophe and simple assault after releasing bear spray inside a University of Pittsburgh building on Monday, sickening six people.

Student Taken into Custody After Bringing Gun to Portland School

Student Taken into Custody After Bringing Gun to Portland School

A student was taken into custody by the police Friday after bringing a shotgun into Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon.

Wisconsin District Implements New, Stricter Security Protocols After Fights

Wisconsin District Implements New, Stricter Security Protocols After Fights

The Verona Area School District is implementing a stricter security and safety plan, following a series of fights that resulted in 18 students being suspended from school.

Chicago Police Increase Security at Jewish Institutions After Attempted Arson at Two Synagogues

Chicago Police Increase Security at Jewish Institutions After Attempted Arson at Two Synagogues

Chicago Police are increasing security at Jewish schools and synagogues after an attempted arson attack and vandalism at city synagogues, officials said.

Faith Leaders, Legislators Seek $5 Million for Security at Connecticut Houses of Worship

Faith Leaders, Legislators Seek $5 Million for Security at Connecticut Houses of Worship

A group of lawmakers and clergy are seeking $5 million in the next state bond package to fund security measures at Connecticut houses of worship following increased tensions and an arson at a New Haven mosque.

Georgia School Tests ID Badge Crisis Alert Program

Georgia School Tests ID Badge Crisis Alert Program

A new crisis notification technology is being implemented in a pilot program at Roan School in Dalton, Ga.

Aransas Pass Police Department Placing Police Radios Inside Every Area School

Aransas Pass Police Department Placing Police Radios Inside Every Area School

The Aransas Pass Police Department is helping increase security at area campuses by placing a two-way police radio inside of every school.

Virginia Elementary School Installs Automatic Lockdown Switch

Virginia Elementary School Installs Automatic Lockdown Switch

Woodbrook Elementary School is the first campus in Albemarle County, Va., to implement a new automatic lockdown system.

Building an Integrated Emergency Notification System

Building an Integrated Emergency Notification System

Strapped with an antiquated emergency notification system, California State University San Marcos needed a system that could expand functionality and easily integrate with its existing process for sending out text, email, and phone alerts.

Southern Maine High School Hosting Active Shooter Response Training

Southern Maine High School Hosting Active Shooter Response Training

Law enforcement, emergency responders, school officials and students will take part in an active shooter training exercise at Deering High School in Portland, Maine, on Friday and Saturday.

Mount Royal University Camera System Uses AI to Boost Security

Mount Royal University Camera System Uses AI to Boost Security

Mount Royal University is the first organization in Canada to use iCetana black-screen monitoring technology to boost its security.

Florida District Outlines $1.7 Million in Security Upgrades

Florida District Outlines $1.7 Million in Security Upgrades

The Manatee County School District plans to address gaps in campus security with a $1.7 million security upgrades project.

Hundreds of Indiana Educators Attend School Safety Training

Hundreds of Indiana Educators Attend School Safety Training

About 1,000 school administrators and teachers attended this year’s Indiana School Safety Specialists Academy in Indianapolis on Monday, learning how to respond in an emergency and more ways to keep an eye out for their students.

Douglas County Commissioners Vote to Redirect $10 Million for Public School Safety Following STEM School Shooting

Douglas County Commissioners Vote to Redirect $10 Million for Public School Safety Following STEM School Shooting

Following last week’s shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which left one student dead and eight injured, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to redirect $10 million toward public school safety and potentially more mental health services.

Pennsylvania Legislators Introduce Bill to Increase Staffing of School Nurses, Counselors

Pennsylvania Legislators Introduce Bill to Increase Staffing of School Nurses, Counselors

Legislators have introduced a bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would adjust the maximum ratio of students to school nurses and establish minimum staffing requirements for other positions, such as counselors and social workers.

North Carolina District Concerned about Security at its Elementary Schools

North Carolina District Concerned about Security at its Elementary Schools

The Nash-Rocky Mount district needs to step up security at its elementary school campuses, according to district officials.

Florida District Aims to Add 1,600 Security Cameras

Florida District Aims to Add 1,600 Security Cameras

Officials from Lake County Schools are working on a plan to add almost 1,600 security cameras to district middle and high school campuses.

Kentucky Awarded $9 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health Services in Schools

Kentucky Awarded $9 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health Services in Schools

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities will receive $9 million in funding from the Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE) grant.

High School Graduations in South Florida Will Include Metal Detectors

High School Graduations in South Florida Will Include Metal Detectors

Parents and other guests attending high school graduation ceremonies in South Florida will have to go through metal detectors to enter the venue.

Kentucky County Emergency Dispatch to Monitor School District’s Security Cameras

Kentucky County Emergency Dispatch to Monitor School District's Security Cameras

Magistrates in Bracken County, Kentucky, approved a measure Wednesday that will allow the dispatch center to monitor security cameras at the Bracken County School District.

Alabama District Steps up Physical Security on Campuses

Alabama District Steps up Physical Security on Campuses

Madison County Schools are improving physical security at all campuses in the district to protect students.

Mississippi District Collaborates with City to Hire More School Resource Officers

Mississippi District Collaborates with City to Hire More School Resource Officers

The Tupelo Public School District is collaborating with the Tupelo Police Department to increase the number of school resource officers on its campuses.

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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