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UW-Madison to Test AI-Powered Security System

Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. recently announced that it has signed an agreement with the University of Wisconsin Police Department (UWPD) to test a new security detection walkthrough portal on campus.

Michigan Teacher Arrested, Accused of Leaving Inappropriate Notes

A middle school teacher in Michigan has been arrested after being accused of leaving multiple handwritten, problematic notes in faculty work areas, according to local media.



Districts Increase Security in Response to TikTok Challenge

School districts around the country are ramping up security in response to a TikTok challenge that that has reportedly gone viral. The challenge encourages users to make “hoax threats” about a school shooting to occur on Friday, Dec. 17.

High-School Student Faces Charges After Shooting in Campus Gym

A student at Jones County High School in Gray, Ga., is facing charges after discharging a firearm in the school’s gym during a basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Two Minors Arrested in Shooting at Kentucky Bus Stop

News outlets report that two minors were arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in connection with a September shooting at a Kentucky bus stop that left a 16-year-old boy dead.

Three High-School Staff Members Exposed to Carfentanil

According to local news, three staff members at a Tennessee high school were exposed to the synthetic opioid carfentanil on Tuesday.

Michigan Teenager Charged in Oxford High School Shooting

The Michigan teenager accused of killing four students and injuring six others at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Mich., on Tuesday will be charged as an adult, according to national news sources. Ethan Crumbley, 15, faces two dozen charges including murder, attempted murder and terrorism.

Getting High Marks

Getting High Marks

Access control technology has been a security staple at Clemson University for over 20 years. In the late 90s, the housing department implemented access control to secure its residence halls. Over time, other academic and administrative departments followed to enhance facility security.

Normalcy is Still Just a Stone’s Throw Away

It is hard to believe another year is almost behind us. This year, K–12 and higher education institutions took the first steps back toward normalcy as they resumed in-person learning.

Managing Campus Doors

Managing Campus Doors

Looking ahead to 2022, there are many things we are happy to say goodbye to. However, as with everything in life, there is always so much to learn from every experience – good or bad.

24-Hour Access

24-hour Access

The gym industry is changing, and according to Willem-Jan, the current trend is for members to have flexibility and more time to exercise at their own convenience. This means that gyms may be open 24/7.

Pandemics, Tsunamis and Earthquakes

Pandemics, Tsunamis and Earthquakes

The pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone in higher education, especially those in charge of emergency management and public safety.

A Hybrid Approach

A Hybrid Approach

CCSD 89 employs 350 people working in six locations, including four elementary schools, one middle school, and one administrative building for Registration and Human Resources. The buildings used to have traditional analog cameras and DVRs running on coaxial cables, but the district recently made the decision to upgrade its system.

Administration Partnership

Administration Partnership

Keeping our nation’s college and university population safe and secure requires the partnership of college administrators, law enforcement and security professionals.

What COVID-19 taught educational institutions about cybersecurity

School is in Session

When lockdowns began in March of 2020, educators scrambled to adjust to the new reality.

Navigating Emergency Response

Navigating Emergency Response

For schools around the United States, increased violent crime and active shooter situations have brought a sharp focus on safety, and polls show the growing fears among American parents.

A Panic Alert

Driven by their grief and dedication to stop the unthinkable from taking another life, Alyssa's parents, Lori and Ilan Alhadeff created the Make Our Schools Safe foundation to promote Alyssa's Law.

The Right Mix

The Right Mix

Established in 1926, Texas Southmost College (TSC) was selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The college offers more than 50 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.

Authorities: Student Kills 3, Wounds 8 in Shooting at Michigan High School

Authorities say that a 15-year-old sophomore killed three students and wounded eight other people—including a teacher—on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in a shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Mich.

Altronix Brings Power, Data Transmission Solutions to ISC East

The Brooklyn, N.Y.,-based Altronix Corporation, which designs and manufactures low voltage electronics for video surveillance, security, fire, access control and automation markets, has brought its latest round of new products to the ISC East Expo in New York City.

Schlage NDE and LE mobile-enabled wireless locks

Allegion Launches Mobile-Enabled Wireless Locks

Allegion US recently announced the launch of two new Schlage products, the NDE and LE mobile-enabled wireless locks.

How Higher Education Institutions Are Leveraging Smart and Collaborative Technology to Create Diverse Learning Environments

With more online classrooms than ever before, it has become increasingly important that students and educators are given the technological resources needed to form meaningful relationships and maintain consistent learning experiences, no matter the circumstance.

Fired School Safety Officer Faces Murder Charge

A school safety officer in Long Beach, Calif., who was fired last month after fatally shooting an 18-year-old mother has been charged with murder, said the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office on Wednesday.

GSU Launches Trustworthy AI Systems Graduate Certificate Program

Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., recently launched a graduate certificate program in Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems.

Liberal Arts College Partners with SecureAuth for Data Security

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS), a liberal arts and sciences institution in Geneva, N.Y., announced this week that it is continuing its partnership with identity security solutions provider SecureAuth to secure its data regarding students, employees and research.

Lauren McCluskey Foundation Launches Dating Violence Safety Initiatives

On the third anniversary of the murder of University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, her parents announced a set of five initiatives on behalf of the McCluskey Foundation that aim to change the campus culture around stalking and dating violence.

Balancing Fire Safety and COVID Protection

The widespread implementation of hand sanitizing stations requires schools to keep a bulk supply of hand sanitizing liquid available. And finding a safe place to store gallons upon gallons of hand sanitizing fluid is proving to be a logistical nightmare from a fire and life safety inspections perspective.

Survey: 82% of College Students Concerned with Personal Safety

ADT and Clery Center recently conducted a survey to gauge the comfort level of college students as they return to campus. About 82% of respondents reported feeling concerned about their personal safety on campus.

Technology-Focused Grant Available for K–12 Schools

Consolidated Communications is offering an educational grant for technology-focused initiatives in K–12 schools. The deadline to apply through the Consolidated Connects grant program, which offers grants of up to $5,000 for schools within its service area of 23 states, is Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

Honeywell Cambrian College Energy Agreement

Cambrian College Continues Sustainability Project with Honeywell

Cambrian College in Ontario, Canada, is moving into the next phase of a long-term agreement with Honeywell and Honeywell Building Technologies to update lighting and replace aging equipment to reduce energy costs. The initiative is projected to save the college at least $480,000 in the first year.

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