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.
Putnam City Schools installed facial recognition software into their fleet of cameras last semester, and will continue to use them this year. The software is used to identify a “short list” of suspects who should not be in the building, not everyday students walking the halls.
Clark County police are teaming up with the Las Vegas police to combat school violence, and weapons in schools. They also encourage parents to stay aware of their students’ digital presence.
In light of many violators of passing school buses while stopped, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that permits school buses to install cameras on stop arms.
A state school safety database will be launched, even though many have argued that this will erode students’ trust and be more harmful than helpful.
An OfficeMax in Dallas is offering bulletproof backpacks, but they might not be as helpful in a school shooting as parents might think.
In the wake of the recent shootings in the United States, the Philadelphia School District is holding a weeklong orientation for both new hires and returning teachers and counselors.