The grant’s criteria prioritize schools most in need of modern security equipment, schools with relatively high numbers of incidents, schools where a school security audit has identified equipment needs and schools in divisions least able to pay for security upgrades.
The UNM Police Department believes the carjacking incidents were committed by the same group of people and are increasing nighttime patrols, according to spokesman Tim Stump.
Schools around the country are turning to gunshot detection systems to aid in campus security.
Districts have used funds to make improvements such as enhanced door locks, better visitor screening procedures and shatter-resistant glass. Many districts also used the grants to fund salaries for school counselors and child psychologist in order to improve mental health services for students.
Colony Farm Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is receiving increased security, staffing, and training, following violence against staff.
Florida legislators disagree with Gov. Rick Scott when it comes to security on school campuses.
The bipartisan Every Student Success Act does not expressly prohibit or allow the use of grants for the purchase of firearms.
Football games could be a potential soft target for an active assailant.
Santa Fe High details boosted security measures following on-campus shooting last May.
AIA outlines four paths of action the Institute intends to take to support architects and school communities