The teenager was able to disrupt multiple online classes, leading the Madison, Conn. school district to suspend its use of Zoom, the video conferencing software.
Officers are helping with truancy checks, technology assistance, road patrol and meal distribution as schools across the state remain closed through at least May 1.
The FBI issued a warning to schools about the videoconferencing software, which was abused by online trolls "Zoombombing" classes and meetings with racist language and other actions.
Although the state budget is slim in funding allocations, the approved one-year budget would give districts millions in funds for facilities upgrades and mental health counselors.
Concerned parents sued the Madison Local School District over its training requirements for staff members to carry a concealed weapon. Now, those policies have been struck down.
Even before the coronavirus crisis, the Nebraska district was facing an 11 to 15 percent drop in state aid that will cause it to make tough decisions.
Some Ohio districts were more prepared than others because they had a pandemic response plan, providing guidance on long-term isolation from school buildings.
With schools and virtually all youth programming closed through late April, some D.C. violence prevention workers concerned about the possibility for kids to get into trouble.
Deadlines for the school security improvement funding are fast approaching, with districts needing to submit materials by mid to late April.
Ransomware attacks tend to spike in spring and summer months, creating a “near-perfect storm” for hackers to disrupt patient care.
Education officials say they are confused by competing guidance coming from the CDC and The White House, some of which states that temporary school closures will do little to contain the spread of COVID-19.
While schools want to take action to keep students and staff safe from contracting COVID-19, public health officials say there is very little evidence that the virus is spread through contaminated surfaces.
Amid coronavirus fears and budget debates, the House and Senate could not come together to finalize updates to Florida’s school safety laws.
The unanimously passed amendment came after a 6-year-old was arrested in Orlando for misdemeanor battery.
The legislation addresses the use of seclusion and restraints in schools, suicide prevention hotlines on IDs and a new mental health pilot program.
500,000 educators will have the opportunity to weigh in on mental health, violence in schools and what they need to make their schools safer.
The AFT and NEA have released a paper stating that they do not recommend shooter drills and issued six key guidelines for districts that continue to conduct the drills.
Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed cutting available school security grant funding from $60 million to $15 million, a move that has earned criticism from Republicans.
The university publicly disclosed that it was considering adding facial recognition software to its security operations, but backed away from the proposal after students and faculty voiced their opposition.
Campus security leaders from Dallas-area school districts and universities presented on topics ranging from access control to preparing for an active shooter on campus.
The new measure, which goes into effect immediately, amends previously passed legislation meant to improve statewide school safety.
The committee removed a measure to allow districts to assign expelled students to pre-arrest diversion programs, but kept requirements for sheriff’s offices and school guardian training.
A report by CBS 11 found that only five districts in North Texas had applied for the Department of Justice grants, mostly because administrators did not know about the funding.
After an investigation found that there is little policy in place to prevent bus drivers from driving while under the influence, advocates are pushing for legislative action.
After gaining support from civil liberties groups, activists are planning a national campus day of action in March focused on campus use of facial recognition.
The new website was created in response to a recommendation from the Federal Commission on School Safety created by President Trump in 2018.
The 16-year-old assailant, who took part in a shooting that killed one student and injured eight others, will face a minimum sentence of 40 years in prison.
State lawmakers are introducing legislation to allow law enforcement to track IP addresses and prosecute fake tipsters.
The technology will allow staff and faculty to communicate during an emergency as well as respond to reports from students about mental health issues or school threats.
The legislation comes as a response to an incident involving a sheriff’s deputy tasing a special education student last year.