Many Michigan districts are re-evaluating and upgrading their security measures to increase campus safety and security in light of increased incidents of gun violence in the U.S.
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"They have enough mass to cause injury, small enough to be thrown, (are) portable and they're not considered a weapon," Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon told CNN.
According to Vasquez, the University of California Police Department can request access to cameras operated by other campus entities, but this slows down active incident response times. Allowing UCPD to immediately and freely access video surveillance will provide responding officers with immediate information during an emergency situation.
"It is possible that schools scored the lowest in these particular domains because they include measures that require the greatest fiscal resources to implement," said the report, “Safety First: A Review of Security and Preparedness in Tennessee Schools.”
Since October, CISD has offered the Anonymous Alerts app for students and parents to anonymously report urgent information to campus administrators.
Many Maine campuses are adding school resource officers in addition to their other security measures. According to data collected by University of Southern Maine research analyst Danielle Layton, Maine had at least 82 school resource officers as of this fall.
The University of Utah announced Friday two investigations into its safety and police procedures following the murder of a student on campus in October.
One of the district’s first priorities is to implement a brand-new visitor screening process in the spring.
Galloway Township Public Schools was hit by a cyber attack last month that included teacher credentials and fraudulent wire transfers.