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Florida Initiates School Safety Database Amid Protests

Florida Initiates School Safety Database Amid Protests

A state school safety database will be launched, even though many have argued that this will erode students’ trust and be more harmful than helpful.

Texas ISD Makes Major Security Upgrades Over the Summer

Texas ISD Makes Major Security Upgrades Over the Summer

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD implemented new physical and digital safety measures over the summer, and plans to invest $31 million in school safety measures over the next five years.



Bulletproof Backpacks Do Not Stand Rifle Test

Bulletproof Backpacks Do Not Stand Rifle Test

An OfficeMax in Dallas is offering bulletproof backpacks, but they might not be as helpful in a school shooting as parents might think.

Philadelphia School District Welcomes Teachers, Counselors with Safety Orientation

Philadelphia School District Welcomes Teachers Counselors with Safety Orientation

In the wake of the recent shootings in the United States, the Philadelphia School District is holding a weeklong orientation for both new hires and returning teachers and counselors.

Fresno Assistant Sheriff Shares Back-to-School Safety Tips

Fresno Assistant Sheriff Shares Back-to-School Safety Tips

Assistant Sheriff John Zanoni shared back-to-school safety tips with FOX26NEWS earlier this week, encouraging students and parents to make sure they have open communication and follow safety plans.

Pennsylvania Safe 2 Say Something Program Receives More Than 23,000 Tips

Pennsylvania Safe 2 Say Something Program Receives More Than 23,000 Tips

The Safe 2 Say Something program was only used for about half of the school year, but in the time it was used, it received more than 23,000 tips.

Florida County Prepares for Upcoming School Year

Florida County Prepares for Upcoming School Year

As the 2019-2020 school year rapidly approaches, St. Lucie County schools are adding eight SROs, two K9s and 25 new mental health service providers to their security force.

How Pennsylvania Schools Spent the $40 Million Granted for School Safety

How Pennsylvania Schools Spent the $40 Million Granted for School Safety

After being granted $40 million in school safety funding, school districts used their money in a variety of ways, ranging from video surveillance to yoga training.

How Five Georgia School Districts Allocated School Security Funds

How Five Georgia School Districts Allocated School Security Funds

Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cherokee, Fayette and Marietta counties all used the $70 million that Gov. Brian Kemp allocated for school safety and security improvements for different measures.

North Carolina Schools Proactively Prepare, Test School Safety Plans

North Carolina Schools Proactively Prepare, Test School Safety Plans

Educators, administrators, first responders and law enforcement officials all recently met at Atkins High School to discuss, plan and test their school safety plans.

Health Researcher Says Kentucky Isn’t Doing Enough for School Safety through Senate Bill 1

Health Researcher Says Kentucky Is Not Doing Enough for School Safety through Senate Bill 1

The School Safety and Resiliency Act in Kentucky will beef up security through both hardening and softening measures, but health researcher Jagdish Khubchandani said that the lawmakers are missing a vital piece of child gun violence prevention.

Why School Systems Have Become Major Targets for Cyberattackers

Why School Systems Have Become Major Targets for Cyberattackers

School systems have recently become major targets for cyberattacks because of the multitude of personal information they have paired with improper security protection.

Teacher Suffers Anaphylactic Shock After So-Called Prank by Students

Teacher Suffers Anaphylactic Shock After So Called Prank by Students

An art teacher nearly died after three middle schoolers decided to play a prank on her using her severe food allergy – bananas.

Tennessee to Place School Resource Officers in Every School, Perform Security Assessments

Tennessee to Place School Resource Officers in Every School Perform Security Assessments

The governor of Tennessee recently approved a $40 million grant to put SROs in every school in the state. In addition, the state will be assessing the school security measures that are already in place.

Georgia Campaign Reminds Drivers of Back-to-School Driving Safety

Georgia Campaign Reminds Drivers of Back to School Driving Safety

Driving while intoxicated has always been the cause of many fatal car accidents, but there’s a new leader in dangerous driving scenarios – distracted driving. The “School’s Open, Drive Carefully” campaign reminds drivers to stay alert and aware of their surroundings.

Missouri School Safety Task Force Releases School Safety Report

Missouri School Safety Task Force Releases School Safety Report

Last year, Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order to increase Missouri’s school safety by receiving recommendations from educators and the public on how best to ensure students’ safety. The report is now available.

Proactive Security for Active Shooter Situations

Proactive Security for Active Shooter Situations

You can’t stop something you don’t see coming. So how can campus security be anything but reactive to active shooter situations? Intelligent security might be the answer.

Getting an Auto Boost

Getting an Auto Boost

BYU takes its responsibility to provide a secure environment for students, staff and visitors very seriously and is particularly conscientious about maintaining order on its vast campus while still remaining unobtrusive.

Taking a Connected Approach

Taking a Connected Approach

When considering the challenges of healthcare security, many of us first think about vast hospital campuses that encompass entire city blocks and experience high volumes of visitors each and every day.

Why Your Risk Management Plan Can’t Work in Silos

Imagine trying to watch TV with one remote designated to powering it on, another solely for adjusting volume, another for changing the channel, and so on.

Securing the District

School safety was the top priority for a new CCTV system, of course, as the SLUSD supports more than 9,000 students across 13 schools in the district.

Control Room Considerations for the Campus Environment

Control Room Considerations for the Campus Environment

Whether it’s called a command center, dispatch control, security monitoring room or security operations center (SOC), each campus needs a dedicated space where security officials and dispatchers can convene in an effort to effectively respond to incidents as they arise.

Cloud Storage for Campus Environments, Advantages and Risks

Cloud Storage for Campus Environments, Advantages and Risks

Cloud storage and backup providers have expanded their reach from businesses and individuals to campuses around the world.

Reducing a Carbon Footprint

Reducing a Carbon Footprint

Rock Hill School District was looking to upgrade its video surveillance system while aligning with its efforts to save energy.

How New Technology Increases Safety Against Gun Violence in U.S. Schools

How New Technology Increases Safety Against Gun Violence in U.S. Schools

The average school shooting lasts only 12.5 minutes, which means that every second counts when getting the closest responders to the greatest point of need.

Making Security Inclusive

Making Security Inclusive

Imagine a crisis hits right where you are: a natural disaster, active shooting, gas leak or other emergency that puts you at risk for harm.

Driving Intelligent Campus Transformation with Video Content Analysis

One leading university, based in the United States, has embraced technology as a way of addressing its extensive needs.

Using Mass Notification to Keep Students and Staff Safe Throughout the Year

College and university campuses pose a number of challenges when trying to communicate safety information during an emergency.

Intelligent Communication Gives Security Executives an Edge

The security executive is increasingly being asked to provide these measures of performance. It supports and anchors their strategic value to the business.

Safe and Sound Schools Announces The “Good Days” Tour and Contest

Safe and Sound Schools Announces The “Good Days” Tour and Contest

Safe and Sound Schools is hosting The “Good Days” Tour campaign and contest this year to encourage high school students to assess their school culture, and teach the connection between a great school culture and overall school safety.

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