Police had been called to the campus 18 times as of Feb. 1, and police reports showed that a teacher was hurt in October while trying to stop a fight between two students. In early February the school committee voted to create a subcommittee focused on the problems at the school.
RUSD will begin installing signs at each of its high school buildings this week, alerting entrants that they could be subject to security scans. Officials then plan to communicate with students and families about the use of metal detectors and the district’s policy before they go into use.
In case of an emergency, students can press the POM button three times to alert Simmons Police and Public Safety Department or the nearest 911 center, depending on their location.
According to the Dumas ISD Police Department, the partnership between the district and law enforcement will help first responders before they arrive to the scene of an emergency by giving them vital information.
The BadgeMessenger is a school badge that includes four buttons. The buttons on the badge represent the need for help, medical assistance, maintenance or an emergency.
“We wanted to figure out a solution for stemming workplace violence by getting ahead of the curve because it's a national trend, and, unfortunately, we are not immune to it,” said Todd Miller, public safety and security specialist for SSM's St. Louis region, which includes eight hospitals.
Between Jan. 28 and 29, the student briefly accessed the records of 81 students while trying to assess the scope of the vulnerability. The documents were not searchable by name, but were instead accessible by changing a numeric ID in a URL.
Several changes have been made in Florida following the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Alyssa's law requires all New Jersey schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement officials of an emergency.
After multiple incidents in Richmond, Kentucky, both Richmond and Eastern Kentucky University police are urging area residents to take extra caution. The warnings follow the death of a missing woman, Amanda Bailey, the ongoing search for another woman, Savannah Spurlock, and a reported sexual assault near EKU’s campus.