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4 Ways Schools Can Improve Indoor Air Quality to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

Schools must consider their HVAC system as part of their overall COVID-19 mitigation strategy, in addition to social distancing, cleaning, screening, signage and operational practices.

6 Tips to Reduce Remote Learning Security Risks

6 Tips to Reduce Remote Learning Security Risks

Education systems, as well as millions of parents across the globe, have been forced to quickly adapt to a new normal of digital distanced learning. Schools have struggled to provide accessible and engaging remote learning to students of all ages.



Person holding a hand gun.

Three Arrested After Target Practice Hits Nearby School Buildings

Police arrested three men after their target practice led to bullet holes at nearby middle and high school buildings in Ceres, California.

Parents and Teen Face Criminal Charges Over Party That Delayed School’s Reopening

Two parents and their teenage child in Sudbury, Massachusetts are facing criminal charges for hosting a party with underage drinkers which eventually led to the local high school to delay in-person learning.

University of Houston to Offer Fewer Services during Pandemic

University of Houston to Offer Fewer Services during Pandemic

The University’s after-hours security escort organizations will offer fewer services and programs for the fall semester as a result of decreased demand during the pandemic.

Phoenix Union will no Longer have School Resource Officers

Phoenix Union will no Longer have School Resource Officers

The Phoenix, AZ, Union High School District (PUHSD) is deciding how to spend more than a million dollars of its budget that would have gone to school resource officers.

Securitas Plays Critical Role in the Re-opening of Universities across the Nation

Adaptive screening solutions help improve security posture for universities nationwide

WIU Student Surrenders after Shooting on Campus

WIU Student Surrenders after Shooting on Campus

An 18-year-old Western Illinois University student accused of shooting another student in a campus dorm Tuesday night is in custody in Chicago, university officials confirmed in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon.

U of Utah Announces New Public Safety Committees

The Public Safety Advisory Committee and the Independent Review Committee are comprised of students, faculty, and staff from across the University of Utah and are designed to ensure a broad representation of constituents are included in public safety decision-making.

Shooting Near Rutgers University Kills Two, Injures Six

Shooting Near Rutgers University Kills Two, Injures Six

Two people died and six others were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning blocks away from Rutgers University.

U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Increase Patrols for Off-Campus Parties

U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Increase Patrols for Off-Campus Parties

Campus police at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee are increasing patrols for large off-campus parties in an effort to stop large gatherings before they happen during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Student with head in hands sitting on the floor in front of blue lockers.

Former Mayor: Call Made to Stop High School Hazing

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski blistered East High School administrators to take necessary measures to stop hazing younger students.

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U of U Police Participated in Implicit Bias Training with Community

All University of Utah police officers and command staff participated in an implicit bias training presented by Fair and Impartial Policing.

Baylor Students Told To Shelter In Dorm Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Baylor students, in Waco Texas, have been told to shelter in place for four days due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The students live in Martin Hall dorm and are being asked to stay at home after more than 20 students tested positive for coronavirus.

Notre Dame Hires More Security After Students Placed in Quarantine Violate Rules

Notre Dame Hires More Security After Students Placed in Quarantine Violate Rules

Additional security staff have been added at The University of Notre Dame COVID-19 quarantine sites after some students violated safety protocols. Apparently the students left off-campus apartments and hotels.

Why Now Is the Time for Schools to Re-Evaluate Safety Plans

Why Now Is the Time for Schools to Re-Evaluate Safety Plans

Many of the CDC’s guidelines can be met through the use of technology, and schools should be investing in and implementing technology solutions that not only helps them adhere to CDC guidelines this fall, but bolsters their overall school safety now and in the future.

Using AI to Ensure Healthy Air in School Facilities A Key Measure to Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 in Schools

Using AI to Ensure Healthy Air in School Facilities A Key Measure to Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 in Schools

School re-openings are causing a great deal of concern for students and faculty across the nation.

Arsonist Torches University of Delaware Jewish Center

A fire at a Jewish center on the University of Delaware campus late Tuesday was intentionally set, authorities said Wednesday, though they have not called it a hate crime.

NC State University Upgrades Security with New Turnstiles

Renovation to the D. H. Hill Library includes Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles to curtail unauthorized entry with improved efficiency

Zyter ThermalAlert Cameras Go Live at Galesburg Cottage Hospital and Clinics

Zyter has deployed five ThermalAlert imaging cameras in a stand-alone configuration, divided among the three facilities.

Chicago SRO Budget Reduced Significantly

Chicago SRO Budget Reduced Significantly

You better sit down for this. Chicago Public School have voted to “trim” the budget for school resource officers on city K-12 campuses. By more than half, the budget has been sliced from $33 million to $15 million.

Higher Education Institutions Ready to Move from Legacy

Survey shows security and IT professionals want to unify access control credential

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio speaking at an event in June.

NYC Teachers and Principals Pressure Mayor de Blasio to Delay School Reopening

New York City public schools are set to reopen on Sept. 10. However, the city’s teachers, principals, and staff say schools are unprepared to reopen and are pressuring Mayor Bill de Blasio to delay the start of in-person instruction by several weeks.

Suspects Sought at VCU for Vehicle Theft

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department says four suspects are being sought after stealing a vehicle from a parking deck on VCU’s campus.

Portland State University PD to Lay Down Guns

Portland State University PD to Lay Down Guns

Portland State University said Thursday its police force will no longer carry guns while patrolling on campus. The decision stems from heightened calls for change to policing policies.

How Two-way Audio Devices Can Bolster School Security

How Two-way Audio Devices Can Bolster School Security

By the numbers, mass shootings on school grounds represent less than 1 percent of overall school violence incidents.

As Schools Prepare to Reopen, Visual Communication Will be Critical

As Schools Prepare to Reopen, Visual Communication Will be Critical

As colleges and K-12 schools plan for classes this fall — online, in classrooms, or a hybrid of both — those that opt for some form of in-person instruction will need to deliver it safely, ever-mindful of the coronavirus that’s still present.

Innovative Approaches to Confronting the Unique Challenges of Campus Policing

Innovative Approaches to Confronting the Unique Challenges of Campus Policing

Many years ago, as a college student, my opinion of campus police was entirely negative: campus cops were not real cops; they were the wannabes who couldn’t cut it in municipal agencies.

How Technology Can Help With Dorm to Hospital Transition

With states across the country looking to alternative hospital facilities or pop-up hospitals, college dormitories are among the alternatives being considered.

Former HPU Student Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession

Former HPU Student Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession

Paul Steber, a former High Point University student Paul Steber pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm on educational property. The university is located in North Carolina.

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