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New Kansas Law Reduces Number of Required Safety Drills

New Kansas Law Reduces Number of Required Safety Drills

A new Kansas law will reduce the number of safety drills required in public and private schools from 16 to nine; four for fire, two for tornadoes and three for crisis lockdown situations.

Denver Schools Reopen Thursday, Police Remain Vigilant After Threat of Shooting

Denver Schools Reopen Thursday, Police Remain Vigilant After Threat of Shooting

All Denver-area schools closed for a “credible threat” Wednesday will be open Thursday after the FBI said late Wednesday there was “no longer a threat to the community.”



Maryland District Will No Longer Allow Students to Carry Backpacks

Maryland District Will No Longer Allow Students to Carry Backpacks

Under a new policy, students at Charles County Public Schools will have to keep their backpacks in their locker during the school day.

Denver Metro Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Ongoing Threat

Denver Metro Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Ongoing Threat

Schools across the Denver area are closed today as a “massive manhunt” continues for a woman “infatuated with Columbine” who is said to be armed and “extremely dangerous,” according to police

Wyoming School Board Approves Funding for Access Control Upgrades

Wyoming School Board Approves Funding for Access Control Upgrades

The Teton County School District No. 1 board of trustees approved funding April 10 to purchase better locks for school buildings.

Arkansas District Upgrades Emergency Notification Systems

Arkansas District Upgrades Emergency Notification Systems

The Bentonville School District will be upgrading the emergency notification systems in most of its buildings as part of a project approved by the School Board on Monday.

Alaska School Boosts Security to Cover Additional 600 Students

Alaska School Boosts Security to Cover Additional 600 Students

Chugiak High School is increasing security and adding more surveillance cameras to its campus to cover the additional 600 students moved to the campus after an earthquake rendered Gruening Middle School unsafe.

Sacramento State Installs Locks on Classroom Doors

Sacramento State Installs Locks on Classroom Doors

As part of its effort to increase safety on campus, Sacramento State University is installing new locks on its classroom doors and implementing access control measures.

University of Michigan Will Start Offering Active Attacker Training

University of Michigan Will Start Offering Active Attacker Training

The University of Michigan will start offering optional active attacker training for students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Pennsylvania District’s School Guards Handle Security, Visitor Management

Pennsylvania District’s School Guards Handle Security, Visitor Management

The Lower Merion School District is hiring security guards for its schools. The guards will monitor security cameras and handle visitor management at school entrances.

Tennessee Hospital Adds Armed Guards, Plans to Boost Security Following Shooting

Tennessee Hospital Adds Armed Guards, Plans to Boost Security Following Shooting

The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, Tenn., has added armed guards and plans to further boost security following the shooting of an employee in the emergency department on Wednesday.

California District to Install Security Cameras at Elementary Campuses

California District to Install Security Cameras at Elementary Campuses

Fresno Unified School District is installing security cameras on all of its elementary school campuses.

Bay Area Jewish Institutions Receive $825,000 in Federal Security Grants

Bay Area Jewish Institutions Receive $825,000 in Federal Security Grants

Multiple synagogues and Jewish institutions in Sacramento and the Bay Area have each received federal grants of as much as $150,000 for security.

North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Allowing Armed First Responders at Rural Schools

North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Allowing Armed First Responders at Rural Schools

Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill Wednesday allowing North Dakota schools—mostly rural campuses—to develop plans for an “armed first responder.”

New Jersey District Adds Police Stations to Three Campuses

New Jersey District Adds Police Stations to Three Campuses

The Cranford Police Department and Cranford Public Schools are opening “Police Substations” within the district’s three largest campuses.

University of Notre Dame to Use Metal Detectors at Athletic Events

University of Notre Dame to Use Metal Detectors at Athletic Events

The University of Notre Dame announced Thursday that walk-through metal detectors will be used at all gates of Notre Dame Stadium during the 2019 football season.

Mansfield Schools Addressing Safety, Security After Alleged Stalking of Teacher

Mansfield Schools Addressing Security After Alleged Stalking of Teacher

Mansfield Schools Superintendent Teresa Murphy said Tuesday that district officials have addressed safety and security problems raised by a man who, according to police, entered two schools after hours while stalking a teacher he once dated.

Michigan District Uses Grant to Purchase Barricade Locks for All Classroom Doors

Michigan District Uses Grant to Purchase Barricade Locks for All Classroom Doors

Grand Blanc Community Schools is using part of a grant from the Michigan State Police School Safety Initiative to install more than a thousand barricade locks, one for each classroom door in the district.

Utah District Agrees to Stream Security Video to Law Enforcement in Case of Crisis

Utah District Agrees to Stream Security Video to Law Enforcement in Case of Crisis

Davis School District officials announced Tuesday a new agreement allowing its security cameras to be streamed live to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office in an emergency.

Proposed Louisiana Bill Would Require Cameras in Public School Special Needs Classrooms

Proposed Louisiana Bill Would Require Cameras in Public School Special Needs Classrooms

A new bill introduced in the Louisiana House would require classrooms with special education students to have cameras.

Bullet Holes Discovered at Massachusetts Elementary School

Bullet Holes Discovered at Massachusetts Elementary School

Some Hood Elementary School parents are unhappy with the way they were notified after a teacher discovered gunshot damage to the campus’s portable addition on Monday morning.

Missouri District Secures School Using Facial Recognition

Missouri District Secures School Using Facial Recognition

The West Platte School District recently installed facial recognition cameras on their campuses to improve safety and security for their students and staff.

Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on Campuses

Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on Campuses

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act would require schools to survey their students, train campus administrators and increase safety on campuses.

UNM-Valencia Installs Gunshot Detection System

UNM-Valencia Installs Gunshot Detection System

The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is using a gunshot detection system to increase student safety.

Pennsylvania School District Police Equipped with Tasers

Pennsylvania School District Police Equipped with Tasers

Erie School District police officers are now carrying Tasers in addition to guns in schools.

Wyoming Medical Center Boosts Security Following Active Shooter Incident

Wyoming Medical Center Boosts Security Following Active Shooter Incident

Wyoming Medical Center plans to upgrade its security equipment and protocols following a shooting and lockdown last month.

Arkansas District to Add Safety Measures Following Campus Shooting

Arkansas District to Add Safety Measures Following Campus Shooting

Prescott School District plans to add additional safety and security measures following last Monday’s on-campus shooting.

Proposed Wisconsin Bill Would Allow Students to be Warned before Drills

Proposed Wisconsin Bill Would Allow Students to be Warned before Drills

Under proposed changes to Wisconsin law, students could be given advance warning about emergency drills.

Long Island District Considering Stricter Visitor Policies

Long Island District Considering Stricter Visitor Policies

The Manhasset School District Board of Education is considering revising its campus visitor policy to further protect schools and students.

Michigan District Plans to Use $400k Grant for Mass Communication Tools

Michigan District Plans to Use $400k Grant for Mass Communication Tools

Kalamazoo Public Schools plans to use a $442,773 grant from the Michigan State Police Office of School Safety to purchase new tools for mass communication.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - March April 2019

    March/April 2019

    Featuring:

    • Proactive Steps in Protecting Students Using Technology
    • Securing Our Hospitals and Protecting Your Privacy
    • Leveraging a Unified Mass Notification Solution
    • From Safe Campus to Smart Campus

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