After receiving approval from the district’s school board last summer, Lufkin High has become the first East Texas school to install keyless entry fingerprint scanners at campus entry points.
Swain County school leaders plan to use $4.7 million in state grant money to help build high school classrooms and beef up security.
Heritage Valley’s agreement with Sewickley aims to increase security for hospital patients, employees and visitors.
MSDWT submits its school safety plan yearly to the state of Indiana, as required by Indiana Administrative Code in order to receive accreditation. According to the district, its security procedures and plans “meet all legal requirements of the state of Indiana and take a multi-hazard approach to school safety.”
“I think it’s an added layer of safety and security that helps the students and parents feel more secure about where they’re sending their kids to school,” said Dr. Jerry Pyron, Principal of McNairy Central High School.
The $1 million will be used to increase security infrastructure in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, including more video surveillance in schools, expanded access control for staff, increased external fencing to some campuses and the relocation of security desks to school entrances to allow them to check in visitors to campus.
In the aftermath of the shooting, Texas Tech University president Lawrence Schovanec called on the Texas Department of Public Safety to conduct a review of campus security and safety procedures and policies.
Omaha Police helped reinforce security Wednesday at Burke High School in Omaha, Nebraska, after a stabbing incident that took place on campus Tuesday.
The database records any time a gun has gone off in or around a school campus, including incidents of suicide. The data is also searchable by 16 different categories.
"It would allow us access from anywhere and anytime which then we can provide the same thing to law enforcement so that they are able to see what is going on at any building in real time," Superintendent Coby Fletcher said.
The grants come five months after the shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead. The funding is part of the $70 million in grants announced last week by the Department of Justice.
The grant’s criteria prioritize schools most in need of modern security equipment, schools with relatively high numbers of incidents, schools where a school security audit has identified equipment needs and schools in divisions least able to pay for security upgrades.
The incident took place on a Sunday night after a game of pick-up basketball on the university campus. One man was shot twice and taken to the hospital. Neither the injured man nor the suspect are GSU students.
The preschool entrance at TCU-Montgomery will also receive a secure entrance thanks to the bond. A buzzer system and shatterproof glass will be added to the main entrance.
The emergency communications system is called RECESS, or Radio Emergency Communication in Every Sarpy School, and provides a new way for schools to report emergencies.
The UNM Police Department believes the carjacking incidents were committed by the same group of people and are increasing nighttime patrols, according to spokesman Tim Stump.
For Anderson Community Schools in Anderson, Indiana, campus security begins at the door, as the district’s campus safety plan focuses on access control.
An Anchorage elementary school relied on their emergency training following a shooting on campus.
Students in Mitchell County, Minn. have developed an anonymous reporting app.
Schools around the country are turning to gunshot detection systems to aid in campus security.
The University of Washington police department announced last week the launch of a new campus safety app. The app, SafeZone, allows users to connect with UWPD dispatch and other local emergency resources.
The state has introduced a new safety app that allows students to anonymously report threats.
“We want to see firsthand where and how students feel unsafe on campus, especially at night,” Heng said. “So having the safety walk is a way for us to actively search for problem areas so we can best work on making campus a safer place for all students.”
Guntersville High looks for ways to limit access to classrooms.
EVERWhite is breaking into the campus security space with its new product, MOBILEGuard.
The Department of Justice announced more than $70 million in grants across the U.S.
The anti-bullying reporting tool allows victims or witnesses of bullying to anonymously fill out a form detailing when and where the incident took place.
The Safe School Assessments, required for all Florida schools through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act, had to be completed by Aug. 1.
West Monroe High School is adding a permanent office to its campus for the West Monroe Police Department.