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Texas School District Gives First Responders Access to New Cameras

Texas School District Gives First Responders Access to New Cameras

According to the Dumas ISD Police Department, the partnership between the district and law enforcement will help first responders before they arrive to the scene of an emergency by giving them vital information.

Minnesota School Tests School Badge Safety System

PHOTO: BADGEMESSENGER

Minnesota School Tests School Badge Safety System

The BadgeMessenger is a school badge that includes four buttons. The buttons on the badge represent the need for help, medical assistance, maintenance or an emergency.



Rural Indiana District Trains, Arms Select Group of Staff

Rural Indiana District Trains, Arms Select Group of Staff

“If something happens, we just cannot get police in time to schools in a rural community our size,” Superintendent Jeremy Gulley said.

Door Locks Help Kansas District Secure Classrooms

Door Locks Help Kansas District Secure Classrooms

The door locks are simple to use. A pin at the door’s base slides into a hole in the floor, barricading the door from being opened. When activated, the door lock sends an emergency alert to local law enforcement.

Healthcare System Adds Security Officers to Clinical Team to Prevent Workplace Violence

Healthcare System Adds Security Officers to Clinical Team to Prevent Workplace Violence

“We wanted to figure out a solution for stemming workplace violence by getting ahead of the curve because it's a national trend, and, unfortunately, we are not immune to it,” said Todd Miller, public safety and security specialist for SSM's St. Louis region, which includes eight hospitals.

Indiana District Updates Video Surveillance Technology

Indiana District Updates Video Surveillance Technology

Lake Central Technology Director Rick Moreno said that even with more than 300 cameras in place at the high school, there are still places inside and outside the campus where 100 to 150 cameras could be added.

Stanford Vulnerability Allowed Students to View Other Students

Stanford Vulnerability Allowed Students to View Other Students' Data

Between Jan. 28 and 29, the student briefly accessed the records of 81 students while trying to assess the scope of the vulnerability. The documents were not searchable by name, but were instead accessible by changing a numeric ID in a URL.

Georgia School District Takes Proactive Approach to Security

Georgia School District Takes Proactive Approach to Security

“Mainly with the number of school shootings that have happened, we’re just trying to be extra vigilant," District superintendent David McCurry said. “And in the event that something does happen, we’re prepared.”

Architects Design Schools with Security in Mind

Architects Design Schools with Security in Mind

Joplin High School was completed in 2014. When designing the campus, Greer said the firm “placed glass in very key locations that allowed for good sight lines so that anybody that was approaching the facility felt like they were being watched and gave an opportunity for them to actually be watched."

Pennsylvania District Addresses Bullying, Installs Security Cameras

Pennsylvania District Addresses Bullying, Installs Security Cameras

The district is working with the Sweethearts and Heroes program, which is designed to empower victims and bystanders to take a stand and change a negative experience into a positive one.

North Carolina District Hardens Entrance Security

North Carolina District Hardens Entrance Security

Jones Elementary School now has a locked entryway that serves as a secure room for visitors to campus looking to be buzzed into the school. The entryway is locked off from the school itself.

Illinois School District to Upgrade Campus Entrances

Illinois School District to Upgrade Campus Entrances

“By doing the security upgrades, we are just limiting access to anyone unless they really truly need to come into the building," Pikeland School District Superintendent Paula Hawley said.

Florida Charter School Arms Guardians with Semi-Automatic Rifles

Florida Charter School Arms Guardians with Semi-Automatic Rifles

"We aren’t trying to be big and bad. We just want to make sure if in the unlikely event, that something goes down, we have the right people with the right tools to get that job done,” Principal Dr. Bill Jones said.

Cincinnati School Holds Active Shooter Drill

Cincinnati School Holds Active Shooter Drill

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Sycamore Township Fire Department helped the school facilitate the interactive drill, which included an intruder entering the building, police responding and firing blanks, students evaluating the situation and first responders helping those who were labeled as being injured.

No Injuries after Shot Fired at Suburban Albuquerque High School

No Injuries after Shot Fired at Suburban Albuquerque High School

No one was injured and a suspect is in custody, police and school officials said.

Campus Security Measures Introduced in Year Following Parkland Shooting

Campus Security Measures Introduced in Year Following Parkland Shooting

Several changes have been made in Florida following the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

New York School District Updates Policy on Facial Recognition

New York School District Updates Policy on Facial Recognition

The Lockport City School District is exploring additions to its security policy that includes facial recognition software.

Staff Member Shot at Baltimore High School

Staff Member Shot at Baltimore High School

According to police, the gunman entered the school just after noon and shot special education assistant Michael Marks. The 56-year-old victim remains in serious condition and the 25-year-old gunman is in police custody.

Suspicious Package Found Saturday at Florida Synagogue

Suspicious Package Found Saturday at Florida Synagogue

“We try to keep vigilant at the synagogue, and it’s not new, not necessarily since the Pittsburgh attacks, but we’ve been vigilant there ever since 9/11,” Etz Chaim Synagogue President Dr. Scott Ackerman said.

North Carolina School Safety Panel Issues Recommendations

North Carolina School Safety Panel Issues Recommendations

In its final report, the panel recommended funding for school resource officers at every school in the state, or at least at every middle and high school campus, with multiple elementary schools sharing one officer.

Suicide Prevention Program to be Implemented at Ohio High Schools

Suicide Prevention Program to be Implemented at Ohio High Schools

Grant Us Hope is expanding their program to 55 schools by the end of 2019.

New Law Inspired by Parkland Victim to Require Panic Alarms in New Jersey Schools

New Law Inspired by Parkland Victim to Require Panic Alarms in New Jersey Schools

Alyssa's law requires all New Jersey schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement officials of an emergency.

ADT Aquires DIY Home Security Provider LifeShield

Pennsylvania Schools Promote Campaign to Curb Gun Violence

Mt. Pleasant High School is implementing a new nation wide tip line designed to help prevent school violence.

Hood College Practices First-Ever Active Shooter Drill

Hood College Practices First-Ever Active Shooter Drill

An alert was sent out campus-wide just after 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, telling students, faculty and staff to shelter in place. The text identified the exercise as a drill that the school had planned and previously announced.

Unauthorized Student Spent Two Days at Alabama School

Unauthorized Student Spent Two Days at Alabama School

A 15-year-old student from a private school in Huntsville, Ala., spent two days blending into the student body of a crosstown high school and attending classes last month.

Florida District Creates Own Police Department

Florida District Creates Own Police Department

The department will be comprised of a chief, two lieutenants, four sergeants, 36 school resource officers, three relief school resource officers and a detective.

Pennsylvania District Adds Four New Security Positions

Pennsylvania District Adds Four New Security Positions

The new positions will replace the previous district job descriptions for hall monitors. Those jobs were left vacant as those employees retired or were transferred to other areas within the school district.

Oklahoma District Bond Includes Security Measures

Oklahoma District Bond Includes Security Measures

The Edmond Public Schools current bond issue includes shatter-resistant window film, new video surveillance equipment and ID badges for secondary school students.

New York Parent Group Releases School Security Plan

New York Parent Group Releases School Security Plan

Saratoga Parents for Safer Schools is comprised of parents advocating for more school resource officers, more mental health services and for reworking the grounds monitor position to what the group calls a school security officer.

Texas District Requiring Students to Wear IDs for Safety

Texas District Requiring Students to Wear IDs for Safety

"ID cards have been issued to every student at Marshall High School and Marshall Junior High School," Marshall ISD Superintendent Jerry Gibson said. "This is 100 percent a safety matter. This is an additional safety measure we can take to keep our kids safe while at school."

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