Virginia School District Adds Funding for Security Technology
Spotsylvania has approved a motion to seek funding for additional security on campus.
- By Sydny Shepard
- July 17, 2018
A school district in Virginia has recently made moves to boost safety by adding more police officers to schools, but is hoping to beef up security on campus by implementing even more technology.
Spotsylvania's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to seek a grant of more than $95,000 for technology aimed at preventing and responding to school violence.
The money would go to implementing a program started by the U.S. Department of Justice called the Student, Teachers and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act. The program would "establish an anonymous reporting system available via mobile phone, hotline, or website that will enable students, teachers, faculty and community members to anonymously identify school threats."
The technology would provide a "2-way crisis communication platform" enabling alerts for staff and allowing them to communicate with first responders.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.