In the aftermath of the shooting, Texas Tech University president Lawrence Schovanec called on the Texas Department of Public Safety to conduct a review of campus security and safety procedures and policies.
The grants come five months after the shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead. The funding is part of the $70 million in grants announced last week by the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice announced more than $70 million in grants across the U.S.
Campus environments experience many challenges when it comes to securing their facilities. University environments need to find the right balance between having an open environment and a secure environment.
Educators are challenged with not only educating children but also guiding them safely into successful adulthood.
Chief of School Operations Frank Costanzo sent a letter to parents on Sept. 18 detailing that several police officers and dogs could be present during upcoming safety checks on campuses.
Instead of the traditional lockdown and shelter-in-place protocol for an active shooter incident, APS will now be applying the ALICE system: “alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate.” ALICE has been introduced to 3,700 school districts and is more proactive than the traditional response.
Here are 10 questions parents should be asking when determining which school is best for their student.