Since the fatal Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., some school districts in the Fox Valley region of Illinois are increasing security at their campuses. According to officials, some of the security upgrades were already in motion, but the Parkland shooting has heightened the focus on student safety.
It’s no secret that terrorist groups have called on followers to use trucks, in particular, to attack crowds. Campuses across the nation are responding.
The past decade has seen a cultural shift, where concerns over personal privacy have gradually taken a back seat to those of security.
Ensuring a safe learning environment is one of the top priorities of parents, teachers, faculty and administrators.
Campus security has always and will continue to be one of the most important verticals in the security industry. While many K-12, higher education, medical and worship campuses have boosted their policies, protocols and physical security as a result of tragic incidents on campuses across the country, the fact of the matter is: campus security is always evolving.
In light of the recent tragedies on campuses, many government officials and organizations have been calling for increased security on educational campuses. Perhaps one of the most controversial security measures to surface is the idea of arming teachers on campuses.
Highway Patrol troopers will join the security team at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.
A teacher accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class at a Northern California school on Tuesday, according to police.
Threats around the country have prompted schools to add security measures on campus.
School campuses across the country are on high alert following an unprecedented amount of school shootings this year.