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Hardening Security

Hospitals are where people go to seek treatment, recover and address critical injuries.

A Campus Challenge

A Campus Challenge

Like cities and towns everywhere, campuses today face tremendous challenges when it comes to managing traffic and transportation.



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WVU Will Require Everyone On Campus To Wear Face Coverings

West Virginia University will require all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear face coverings or masks while on campus in the fall, according to a list of precautions published on the university’s website on Tuesday.

Connecting School Security Professionals, Virtually

It’s no secret that the landscape for campus security professionals has shifted enormously since our last edition went to press in March.

Striking a Balance

Striking a Balance

Striking a delicate balance between security and functionality has always been a challenging objective for school administrators, who have to consider several factors in an attempt to make this possible.

Ensuring Growth

Ensuring Growth

Coppell, Texas, is a suburban community in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, with a reputation for strong community services, including a premier public education system ensured by the administrators, faculty, and staff of the Coppell Independent School District.

Kentucky School Shooter Give 2 Life Terms

Kentucky School Shooter Give 2 Life Terms

Gabriel Parker, now 18, has been sentenced to two life sentences for killing two classmates at his high school in 2018. He will received an additional 70 years in prison for 14 counts of assault.

School Districts Across the Country Reconsider Police in Schools

As thousands of people across the country protested in response to the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, multiple school districts are considering removing school resource officers from schools.

Allied Universal Helps Schools and Universities Prep for Academic Year

As educational leaders continue the challenging conversation about what the new normal will look like for students across the nation,

Weber State Professor Put on Leave

Weber State Professor Put on Leave

Scott Senjo, a tenured professor at Weber State University (WSU), has been put on leave following social media tweets that university officials call “abhorrent.” He has been relieved of his duties, and removed from teaching classes.

US Patent Office Issues Three Gunshot Detection Patents to Shooter Detection Systems

US Patent Office Issues Three Gunshot Detection Patents to Shooter Detection Systems

Gunshot detection with video analytics, gunshot detection in an indoor environment, and gunshot detection analysis during fire alarms are now exclusive patents held by SDS

Mission 500 Launches M500 Club to Drive Participation in New Virtual Events

Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the United States, is proud to announce the launch of its 2020 foundational fundraising campaign – the M500 Club.

Georgia Offers New Guidance on Opening Schools

Georgia Offers New Guidance on Opening Schools

Georgia school officials have released to guidance about how to open campuses for school in the fall by offering a 10-page document “Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools.” The manual was prepared by state education and public health department officials and covers the 2020-21 school year.

Pennsylvania Schools Will Open in the Fall

Pennsylvania Schools Will Open in the Fall

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that there is “no question” that schools will be open for in-person learning this fall. What remains unclear is how and when that will happen.

College Presidents Say a Fall Opening Is Likely, According to Survey

College Presidents Say a Fall Opening Is Likely, According to Survey

A majority of college presidents surveyed by the American Council of Education say a fall opening is likely.

March is First Month in a While With No Campus Shootings But Wait

March is First Month in a While With No Campus Shootings But Wait

March 2020 was the first March in about 20 years without a school shooting in the United States. The Washington Post reported that has been school shootings in the month of March every year since 2002.

Utah Higher Education Expected to Begin In-person Classes

Utah Higher Education Expected to Begin In-person Classes

The University of Utah plans to resume on-campus classes this fall, albeit with modifications to ensure safety of students, employees and visitors. Utah State University President Noelle Cockett said the No. 1 question parents and students ask about fall term is whether USU will have in-person classes this fall.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to Open

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to Open

Trustees unanimously vote to reopen residential campuses in Florida and Arizona; face-to-face instruction begins June 30

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Parkland Administrators Cleared of Wrongdoing In 2018 Shooting

“Insufficient factual or legal basis” found to discipline staff members

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Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Reinstated After Being Fired For Actions During Parkland Shooting

Brian Miller was fired from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office last year for not adequately responding to the shooting. Now that firing has been thrown out by a union arbitrator.

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Cal State Plans to Hold Almost All Classes Virtually This Fall Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

All 23 campuses will shift to remote learning with only a few possible exceptions for labs or clinical training, the California State chancellor announced Tuesday.

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Are Campuses Opening the Classroom This Fall?

Not so fast: Final decisions for most universities are likely to be made mid-summer.

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Boston City Council to Consider Rules for School Data Sharing with Law Enforcement

A measure was introduced after it was revealed that Boston schools had disclosed immigration status data, among other information, with law enforcement.

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Nevada School District Cuts School Resource Officer Program To Weather Coronavirus Budget Cuts

Many districts, including Lyon County in Nevada, are grappling with how to cut costs in the face of a drop in revenue to fund schools.

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Schools Could Face Increase in Phishing Attacks Targeting Staff, Students and Parents

Already grappling with Zoombombing incidents, remote education platforms and parents’ emails are the next site of hacking threats in the education sector.

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One Year After UNC Charlotte Shooting, Area Universities Upgrade Campus Security Policies

While UNC Charlotte officials are still waiting on the results of a review, nearby universities have taken action to hire new personnel, expand active shooter training and more.

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Most U.S. Schools Closed Until At Least Fall

While the Trump administration is encouraging schools to consider reopening schools sooner this spring, most state officials believe they will not resume in-person learning until the fall.

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Kentucky Youth Agrees to Plea Deal for Campus Shooting, Deaths

The suspect in a 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School has pleaded guilty to murder.

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Protecting Your House of Worship

FEMA offers a "one-stop shop" for faith-based organizations to access security resources.

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School is Out for Summer

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools around the country to close campuses for the remainder of the school year.

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