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Active Shooters are Changing School Security

School fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings. A gunman tried to break into a remote Northern California elementary school on Tuesday but officials say, the quick action of school officials "saved countless lives and…
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Planning a Campus Mass Notification System

One of the most critical elements in any disaster planning and preparedness program is the use of an effective mass notification system to alert all staff, students, visitors, patients and vendors that there is an immediate emergency unfolding and instructing them how to safely respond. For example, on October 1, 2015, an active-shooter breached a…
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Bullying and Changes in School Violence

Reports of bullying and violence in America’s public schools are on the decline, according to a report published Thursday by the U.S. Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics. The figures come from the department’s latest report on crime, violence, discipline, and safety in America’s public schools, which outlines data from a national survey of…
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School Board Committee On Police In Schools

The Madison School Board’s ad-hoc committee on Educational Resource Officers is one-third of the way through its 15-month process to review, evaluate, and make recommendations about the use of police in schools. So far, committee members have learned about the current role of EROs in Madison’s high schools and researched other models in use across…
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Washington State University Wants to Ban Student Athletes With Sexual Assault Convictions

Student body leaders at Washington State University are pushing the school to adopt a policy that would ban the recruitment of student athletes with prior sexual assault convictions. A letter sent in late June to WSU President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Bill Moos urged them to avoid recruiting athletes “who have pled guilty…
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College Bomb Threats Create Security Challenges

Earlier this month, USA Today reported that universities nationwide have recently suffered a rash of hoax bomb threats sent to printers and fax machines on their campuses.  Among the schools impacted, according to the report, include Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, University of Southern California ... See Full Story Here:
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Top 10 School Security Studies of 2016

K-12 campus security and child development have always been popular topics for academics, government researchers and the media, and 2016 was no exception.   Last year, researchers from around the country revealed some extremely interesting findings on everything from student perception of campus safety to truancy, mass shootings, video surveillance and more. See Full Story…
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