While other districts have decided to pay out fines to hackers, the Flagstaff Unified School District says it is not planning to pay the ransom.
Several new safety measures such as metal detectors, a clear plastic bag policy and strict entry and exit rules have now been put in place.
The school district delayed its first day of school as a precaution.
As students moved on campus this week, university police increased the number of officers on patrol and canceled a week of planned promotional events.
The bill, a version of which was already signed into law in New Jersey, would require Florida public schools to install silent panic alarms in each building.
After a summer school student allegedly brought a gun to campus in July, school officials are meeting to discuss a comprehensive security approach as well as school safety assessments.
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.
David P. Perrodin’s new book, “School of Errors: Rethinking School Safety in America,” offers a new perspective on school safety, advocating for teaching students to have curiosity and awareness instead of fear.
Educators, administrators, first responders and law enforcement officials all recently met at Atkins High School to discuss, plan and test their school safety plans.
Whether it’s called a command center, dispatch control, security monitoring room or security operations center (SOC), each campus needs a dedicated space where security officials and dispatchers can convene in an effort to effectively respond to incidents as they arise.