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University of Missouri Adopts Student Tracking App For Class Attendance, Worrying Privacy Advocates

Similar technology is already widely in use by other universities to track students’ locations when they arrive for class.

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Ohio Bill Would Create Statewide School Marshal Program

The legislation would involve appointing a chief school marshal and 16 regional marshals to provide security services across Ohio.



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Washington Governor Proposes Giving Millions To Central Washington University To Improve Security

The university realized that it needed new video security and lock systems last year after false reports of a shooting spread rapidly across campus.

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Houston ISD Considers Metal Detectors in Schools After Student Dies In Shooting

The district has not committed to any significant upgrades, similar to the response after the Santa Fe High School shooting in 2018.

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Iowa Governor Introduces Plan to Establish School Safety Bureau For Training, Threat Reporting

The government is considering the creation of an app that would allow students and parents to anonymously submit tips about concerning behavior or mental health issues.

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Parents of Maryland Shooting Victim File Lawsuit Against School Board

The parents of Jaelynn Willey, a student at Great Mills High School who was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, say that the school knew of his violent behavior and should have done more to prevent her death.

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Florida Senate Introduces Bill To Update School Safety Law, Address School Guardian Training Requirements

SPB 7040 would require sheriff’s offices to conduct psychological evaluations before a school employee is trained to be a guardian and limit that training to sheriff’s offices.

Kentucky School Resource Officers Would Be Required To Carry Firearm Under Proposed Legislation

The updates to a 2019 school safety bill would also require officers to be at every school campus where there are one or more buildings rather than every school.

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New York Lawmakers Call For Increased Security Funding For Non-Public Schools

The budget request hopes to make Jewish educational institutions safer in the wake of an increase in anti-Semitic attacks.

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Teenager Shot and Killed At Bellaire High School Near Houston

Two suspects were arrested in the case, which the district attorney described as an accident between students who were friends.

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Dallas ISD Increases Security Measures Following Shooting at High School Basketball Game

The district is banning bags at games for the next week and considering the addition of weapons detection devices at event entrances.

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Activist Groups Launch Campaign to Pressure Universities to Ban Use of Facial Recognition

Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy are behind the effort to pressure college administrators to not use facial recognition software on their camera systems.

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Texas School District May Lose $2.3 Million In Phishing Cyber Attack

The scam, which took place in November, is being investigated by the FBI and local authorities.

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New Orleans Prepares Security Effort For College Football National Championship Game

Local authorities say they’ve been planning the security operation for two years, and are ready to ensure safety at the game between Clemson and LSU.

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Maine Takes Steps To Establish School Safety Center

The state Department of Education hired two employees to focus on plans for a statewide policy-focused safety center, an idea lawmakers have pushed for years.

Secret Service Offers Training to Hundreds of Pennsylvania Educators and Safety Officials

More than 200 professionals attended the session, which focused on identifying troubled students and preventing violence.

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Parents of Student Killed at STEM School Highlands Ranch File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Three other families, including that of a student who rushed the gunman at the school in suburban Denver, have also filed suit in the wake of their kids’ psychological injuries.

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How Districts Are Addressing A Growing, Underreported Threat: Shootings at School Sporting Events

There have been at least 108 incidents of gunfire at school sporting events since 2013, according to a New York Times analysis.

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Kentucky Legislature Grapples With High Costs of School Safety Bill

After signing school safety legislation into law, the legislature must now find the millions of dollars necessary to fund more counselors and school resource officers in a tight budget.

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University of Colorado Receives Grant to Study Effectiveness of School Safety Protocol

Researchers will update Colorado’s school safety guidelines and evaluate how educators use the protocol to protect students.

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Atlanta-Area Schools Increase Security During First Half of School Year

Here’s how school districts in Georgia’s largest metro area addressed school security with new mental health initiatives, more security staff and the latest technology.

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Audit of Wisconsin School Safety Plans Finds Schools Have Few Plans for Parent-Student Reunification

The audit found that 85 percent of Wisconsin school safety plans adequately address at least six of seven emergency situations.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Address K-12 Cybersecurity Issues

The bill instructs the Department of Homeland Security to assess the threat landscape for school districts, including ransomware, and identify solutions to improve cybersecurity protections.

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Ohio School Safety Center Unveiled At First Official Meeting

A group of administrators and advocates tasked with developing recommendations for school security met for the first time on Tuesday.

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As Legislature Considers Moratorium on Facial Recognition, Technology Is Introduced in New York School

Parents and privacy experts are concerned about the data that is being collected on students as the state legislature considers legislation to limit school use of biometric tech.

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Youth Antidepressant Use Increases Significantly After School Shootings, Study Finds

Researchers found that the mental health of kids who survived school shootings, even if they did not experience the event themselves, took a significant dip even three years after the original incident.

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Vermont Schools Receive $1.4 Million In Funding for Safety Improvements

In its second round of school safety funding, the Vermont government gave grants to schools hoping to install public address systems, better locking mechanisms and more.

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New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law May Not Pass Before End Of Legislative Session, Mother Warns

Dianne Grossman is afraid that Mallory’s Law, named after her 12-year-old daughter who died by suicide, will be overlooked by legislators who do not agree with some elements of the bill.

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Student Hacker Was Able To Breach Thousands of Student Accounts in Maryland District

Originally, the Montgomery County district thought the cyber attack was limited to one high school. But the hacker was able to obtain access to the accounts of over 5,000 students across six schools.

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11-Year-Olds Arrested For Making Fake School Shooting Reports in Ohio

Three campuses were reported to have active shooter threats, but police in Newark, Ohio said the calls were faked by two students.

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