The Allentown School District said its new elementary school campus will be secure from visitors, despite plans for the building to include community space open to the public.
"Every exterior door will have electronic sensors, which will alert principals and staff in real time, letting them know when a door gets opened, or has been left ajar," Blaszkowski said.
The proposed bill focuses on the addition of locks to the inside and outside of every door in every campus building throughout the state.
Students at Springboro High School in Springboro, Ohio, were sent home Thursday morning as police combed the building in response to an after-hours entry by a student.
The incident took place on a Sunday night after a game of pick-up basketball on the university campus. One man was shot twice and taken to the hospital. Neither the injured man nor the suspect are GSU students.
“We want to see firsthand where and how students feel unsafe on campus, especially at night,” Heng said. “So having the safety walk is a way for us to actively search for problem areas so we can best work on making campus a safer place for all students.”
The biggest trend in video surveillance and indeed the security industry as a whole over the past several years has been the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the revolutionary promise it holds for the market.
With 18 reported school shootings since January 2018, there has understandably been a focus on keeping students and staff safe.
In areas with no local police coverage, state police troopers will be required to stop by campuses once per shift, a total of three times a day.
Armed DPS troopers are now on-site at the campus multiple times a day, getting to know the school’s layout, students and staff, according to TSD Superintendent Claire Bugen.