Risk Management


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Connecticut Student Charged with Computer Crimes For 'Zoombombing’ Virtual Classroom

The teenager was able to disrupt multiple online classes, leading the Madison, Conn. school district to suspend its use of Zoom, the video conferencing software.

New York City Bans Schools From Using Zoom Following Harassment Campaigns Targeting Classrooms

The FBI issued a warning to schools about the videoconferencing software, which was abused by online trolls "Zoombombing" classes and meetings with racist language and other actions.

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D.C. City Leaders Work To Keep Students Safe During School Closures

With schools and virtually all youth programming closed through late April, some D.C. violence prevention workers concerned about the possibility for kids to get into trouble.

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As Hospitals, Nursing Homes Battle Coronavirus, Security Companies Offer Assistance With Cybersecurity Attacks

Ransomware attacks tend to spike in spring and summer months, creating a “near-perfect storm” for hackers to disrupt patient care.

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Texas Governor Announces Effort to Survey Educators on School Safety Needs

500,000 educators will have the opportunity to weigh in on mental health, violence in schools and what they need to make their schools safer.

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School Security Professionals Gather in Dallas For 2020 Campus Security & Life Safety Summit

Campus security leaders from Dallas-area school districts and universities presented on topics ranging from access control to preparing for an active shooter on campus.

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Florida Senate Committee Prepares To Introduce New Version of School Safety Legislation

The committee removed a measure to allow districts to assign expelled students to pre-arrest diversion programs, but kept requirements for sheriff’s offices and school guardian training.

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Vast Majority of School Districts in Dallas-Fort Worth Unaware of Federal School Security Grants

A report by CBS 11 found that only five districts in North Texas had applied for the Department of Justice grants, mostly because administrators did not know about the funding.



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Safety Groups Push For Legislation Increasing Oversight On Alcohol, Drug Use by School Bus Drivers

After an investigation found that there is little policy in place to prevent bus drivers from driving while under the influence, advocates are pushing for legislative action.

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States Using Tiplines For School Attack Threats Discover Depth of Teen Suicide Epidemic

School districts are finding that tiplines and software meant to detect students discussing potential attacks are allowing police to intervene in suicide attempts and self-harm.

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