Firefighters are repurposing their outdated fire hoses, which normally would be recycled, into something that can be used to prevent intruders from entering classrooms.
Public safety and homeland security officials will work together to scan social media for potential threats and serve as a helping hand to schools if they need help with emergency management plans and training.
A student was caught with weapons in his backpack after a student overheard him making a threat to shoot up the school.
Kentucky law now requires schools to have certain safety measures in place such as cameras and electric locks. However, the state is not fully funding this initiative causing some school districts to consider raising taxes.
The app allows students to walk with a friend, family member or student virtually until they reach their destination safely.
At $2,500 per door, the 150-pound, bullet-resistant doors can prevent any threat from the outside from entering the classroom.
For the last two years, Texas officials have worked together to come up with ways to improve school safety. Legislators made upgrades to the state’s school safety framework and provided funding to ensure all school safety requirements can be effectively implemented.
A Tennessee district uses the program Gaggle to track and identify suicide and violence threats in communications on the school system.
Mobile County Public Schools plans to put the $14.7 million toward security technology to enhance student safety.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has some new safety and security measures coming to district schools, including a German Shepherd, color-coded emergency lights and metal detectors.