The Kansas Senate recently passed a bill that would promote firearm education and safety training among K-12 students in the state. The bill would require the Kansas State Board of Education to develop a curriculum for a gun safety education program. Individual districts and school boards would have the choice to adopt the program in local schools.
On Monday, April 12, a student was killed after authorities say he opened fire on police inside Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tenn.
On the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, located in Hammond, La., an SLU student was arrested after police say she stabbed the person she was dating. Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, faces charges of aggravated battery after an April 3 incident with Louisiana State University student Draven Upchurch that placed him in the hospital with eight stab wounds.
Singlewire Software has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to provide integration between Zoom Phone and InformaCast mass notification software. Zoom Phone customers will now be able to trigger and receive mass notifications using InformaCast to stay informed about crisis events that may impact their well-being.
Police in Draper, Utah, reported making 37 arrests this past weekend on the campus of Corner Canyon High School. They said most of the arrests were for trespassing, and that they included students from other nearby high schools.
Emerson College, located in Boston, Mass., has imposed several temporary restrictions in response to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases on campus. The changes took effect at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, and will last for at least a week, according to a community-wide email from Emerson’s assistant vice president for campus life, Erik Muurisepp.
With 35 buildings and numerous residence halls to manage, Missouri S&T sought to automate various systems through a centralized access control platform.
Among the advanced security technologies available to address a campus’ needs are body-worn cameras, video with analytics, and touch-less access control solutions. Here’s how they benefit a college or university campus.
Mobile technology in access control applications is a growing trend and schools and integrators are well-positioned to take advantage of its benefits.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted campus life like no other event before it. Some campuses closed completely, others were partially open.
Protecting campuses, including schools, hospitals, business parks and distributed facilities, means managing an incredible number and variety of security sensors.
Organizations of every kind, particularly higher education campuses, were forced to navigate and adjust to several changes throughout 2020.
With cold weather on the horizon, the likelihood of accidents caused by slick conditions will be increasing, creating yet another safety concern for schools to manage during the pandemic.
For several years now, our Security Today franchise has published articles about campus security. Eventually, Campus Security & Life Safety began a journey of its own. As the mission of the magazine evolved, so has the content.
The most recent Navigate360 and Zogby Strategies Safety and Wellbeing Poll shows the growing teen anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on America’s economy, culture and daily life.
Even as the Biden administration has begun pushing for the next recovery package, educators are still sorting out the details of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, otherwise known as "CARES Act 2."
While it is true that the number of transformative tech implementations at campuses is growing – and delivering impressive results – there are many examples that indicate some new technologies have not quite lived up to their promise. And, there are many reasons why.
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership at the private college began exploring how they could safely resume on-campus classes in the fall of 2020 and maintain operations should isolated parts of the community contract COVID-19.
With 80 million students in schools across the United States, it’s becoming increasingly important that schools take advantage of the rapidly advancing technology available to them.
Advances in IP technology have greatly improved physical security solutions and have allowed the industry to move toward getting systems to work together. fiis has been especially important for large corporate, health and educational campuses.
Campus Security & Life Safety magazine announced the 2021 winners of its Secure Campus Awards this week. The awards honor outstanding campus security services and products.
The COVID pandemic has changed how we educate young people in this country.
- By Kevin Brown, Alok Jain
Schools in Columbus, Ohio, are reopening without city police officer presence for the first time in 25 years, reports The Columbus Dispatch. The contract between Columbus City Schools and the Columbus Division of Police expired on June 30 of last year, and despite multiple attempts to renegotiate, a new one has yet to be signed.
Last week, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill set to take effect on April 10 that revokes the statewide mask mandate. On the campus of Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, however, wearing masks will still be required through the end of the Spring 2021 semester.
Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., will consider restructuring the duties of the Department of Safety and Security, including the University Police, after receiving the results of an external review of the department.
According to data recently released by the state of Michigan, K-12 schools are the leading site of COVID outbreaks in the state. However, state and school officials caution that these statistics can be misleading.
A member of the Texas House of Representatives introduced a bill to the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence that would grant a level of immunity from liability to armed school security personnel in the event of a public safety incident.
The State Center Community College District (SCCCD), based in Fresno, Calif., has selected AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Security Management System to provide its security needs across all of its campuses.
Kent State University, located in Kent, Ohio, is putting on its first-ever KSU Safety Awareness Week from March 22 through March 26. A daily series of virtual presentations focus on topics like fire safety, general safety and security, first aid, mental health awareness, water safety, and more.
Duquesne University, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., announced this week that it will resume a “full, on-campus learning environment and regular student life operations” for the fall semester. During the summer, it will integrate faculty and staff back into offices and buildings and make any updates to campus necessary to optimize health and safety practices.