A magazine filled with live ammunition prompted a lockdown at a Colorado Springs high school.
A Washington State school district and police department are partnering up to provide an SRO to the local high school.
The district’s safety measures were evaluated by an advisory council that included police officers, community members and CCSD staff. The list of recommendations was released Tuesday, and Superintendent Jesus Jara decided which suggestions the district should implement immediately.
Each of the Arkansas School Safety Commission’s recommendations is categorized under mental health and prevention, law enforcement and security, audits, emergency operation plans and drills, intelligence and communication, or physical security.
CCSD plans to install a shooter detection system, key fob access control, a wired and wireless panic button system, a paging system, a metal detector, two-way radios and upgrades to lighting. The STOP School Violent Act will pay for 75 percent of the costs for these upgrades.
According to Broyles, the volunteers went through 60 hours of intensive training with law enforcement. The school district wants CSSOs on and near campuses in case of an emergency.
Western Community Unit School District aims to have a lock system on every door in the school and on the additional outside doors by winter break.
"We would be considered a soft target," ECTC’s Brent Holsclaw told WDRB. "So what we have to do is, we have to prepare ourselves."
The entrances to middle school campuses will require visitors to ring in on an intercom system and be buzzed in by someone in the front office.
“We are increasing the number of public safety patrols around campus, all of campus, but in particular, the residence halls,” college official Michael Graca said.
Many Michigan districts are re-evaluating and upgrading their security measures to increase campus safety and security in light of increased incidents of gun violence in the U.S.
Planning for everything that could possibly go wrong is second nature for members of the University of Calgary’s Risk portfolio, who are constantly tracking the worst-case scenario and developing strategies to prevent it.
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Keeping K-12 schools safe is a challenging business. School administrators and security personnel face the task of weighing real and perceived threats, and finding effective and cost-efficient ways to address them while maintaining a non-threatening environment.
In emergency situations, seconds count, so knowing how to immediately identify and respond effectively to any level of emergency is critical.
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The use of cloud technologies for campus access control has enabled university students, faculty and staff to employ their mobile devices for valuable new experiences that range from entering dorm rooms to making cafeteria purchases with a simple tap or twist of their phones.
Since 2013, there have been more than 300 education-campus related gunfire incidents in the U.S.—an average of about one per week. With an increase in hostile events, gunfire incidents and other security breaches have prompted parents and administrators to examine and improve campus security.
Safety and security must be front of mind for university and college administrators. Protecting the wellbeing of students, staff, faculty, and guests is not only simply the right thing to do, but it also reduces risk and exposure for the institution itself.
According to Associate Superintendent Shelia Burton, Dayton Public Schools will increase the number of cameras on all 27 campuses while upgrading to newer video surveillance tech with clearer images.
During the university’s winter break, Dec. 7 – Jan. 6, the University of Oregon Police Department will add checks of registered vacant residences to their daily routine patrols.
"They have enough mass to cause injury, small enough to be thrown, (are) portable and they're not considered a weapon," Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon told CNN.
West Aurora School District hires officer to increase security
Students at William Penn Senior High spent time this week learning to manage bleeding wounds.
Lovejoy ISD finds perfect partnership to increase safety and security of students.
Officer Jason Trimborn said his job as a school resource officer is to “give them the sense of safety, stability, security that comes with having an officer there to be the first line of defense to anything bad that can happen at the school.”
Burlington County has $20 million in grants available for security improvements to all 21 public high schools in the county.
Clarkstown Central School District Superintendent Marty Cox said the district purchased about 360 Motorola walkie-talkie radios for use across the district’s 13 schools.