University of Florida recently announced their addition of a new Business Affairs department, which will be called Physical Security. Joseph Souza has been appointed as the director of this new department.
Gov. Phil Scott announced that $1.5 million will be allocated to school security funding during the second cycle of grants. In the first cycle, $4 million was granted to 242 schools around the state.
Sandy Hook plaintiffs alleged the school failed to follow a mandated security protocol in the December 2012 shooting. The appeals court agreed with a lower court judge that governmental immunity shielded the defendants.
This bill will help schools pay for security risk assessments that will identify gaps in their security-related infrastructure and help prevent tragedy.
North Carolina will partner with Sandy Hook Promise to implement a statewide Say Something Anonymous Reporting System. The system will teach students, educators, administrators and law enforcement agencies how to recognize warning signs and anonymously report them.
Carmel Clay School Board approved a school safety referendum on Wednesday, which would increase taxes by 5 cents per $100 of assessed value. The extra revenue would go toward more security resource officers, social works, and mental health programs.
Haystax Technology will receive nearly $1.3 million to revise the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool, which is used to identify threats and vulnerabilities on campuses.
These three grant competitions will help build school safety by implementing violence prevention measures through the form of mental health and climate changes.
Thirty-two advocacy organizations are fighting a plan that calls for a Florida state database to prevent school shootings. They have written a letter explaining why they disagree with the bill.
A law Gov. Tom Wolf signed on July 2 made training for law enforcement officers who plan to work in schools mandatory. Neshannock Township School District will host the first of these trainings this week.