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Navigating Emergency Response

Navigating Emergency Response

For schools around the United States, increased violent crime and active shooter situations have brought a sharp focus on safety, and polls show the growing fears among American parents.

A Panic Alert

Driven by their grief and dedication to stop the unthinkable from taking another life, Alyssa's parents, Lori and Ilan Alhadeff created the Make Our Schools Safe foundation to promote Alyssa's Law.



The Right Mix

The Right Mix

Established in 1926, Texas Southmost College (TSC) was selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The college offers more than 50 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.

Mount Tabor High School shooting

One Student Killed in North Carolina School Shooting

A student was killed on Wed., Sept. 1, in a shooting at a high school in Winston-Salem, N.C. There were no other reported injuries, and the suspect has been taken into custody, say authorities.

University of Utah Pledges to Increase Female Police Presence

The University of Utah Police Department has committed to joining the 30x30 initiative, a national coalition pledging to increase representation of women in police recruit classes to 30% by 2030.

Survey Results Rank Safety, Security as Top Priorities for Education Facilities

According to the results of a new survey from Honeywell Building Technologies, 93% of schools reported an emergency incident due to an infrastructure malfunction within the last year.

Survey Reveals Gap Between Parents, Administrators in Perceived School Safety

A survey from Safe and Sound Schools and Raptor Technologies has revealed a gap between parents and administrators in perceptions of school safety. The results of the survey, which was conducted among district administrators, public safety staff, students, teachers, and parents, suggest that administrators are significantly more confident than parents in schools’ safety policies and procedures.

University data security

Three Steps to University Data Protection

Universities need to understand that different forms of stored personally identifiable information (PII) need different security tactics to best secure the data. Every effective university PII protection effort needs to address three critical requirements: data discovery, access governance and risk mitigation.

Calif. School District Ends On-Campus Police Presence

The Pomona Unified School District in Pomona, Calif., recently elected to end on-campus police presence and patrols following a multi-year community activism campaign. The district will instead turn to proctors trained in de-escalation methods as a first method of resolving disputes between students.

New Mexico Middle School Guard Charged with Rape

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has charged a former security guard at a Las Vegas school in the repeated sexual assault of an eighth grade girl in the spring of 2019.

Denison University name Rose as Director of Campus Safety

Denison University name Rose as Director of Campus Safety

Denison University announced David Rose has been hired at Denison University, Granville, as the director of Campus Safety.

IDIS Shows Best Value Video at TASA Conference

Benefits of IDIS end-to-end solutions highlighted for schools and colleges

New Position to Coordinate Community Engagement and Safety Initiatives Across Campus

To support the University of Utah’s commitment to safety, diversity, and inclusion, the Office of the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) recently hired a new liaison to coordinate community engagement initiatives with organizations across campus, as well as implement new response protocols developed by the Racist and Bias Incident Response Tea

Wyoming Supreme Court: Evanston School District’s Gun Policy is Null and Void

Wyoming Supreme Court: Evanston School District’s Gun Policy is Null and Void

Uinta County, WY, School District No. 1’s Rule CKA, which allows for approved staff to carry concealed firearms on district property, has again been ruled invalid, this time by the Wyoming Supreme Court.

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UAB Nursing Student Fatally Shot Outside Student Center

Destiny Danielle Washington, a 20-year-old nursing student, was fatally shot on Thursday night on the University of Alabama-Birmingham campus.

The Next Generation

Classic emergency mass notification systems (EMNS) focus on fast and reliable messaging to inform people of dangerous situations.

3 PPE Procurement Challenges School Systems Face, Potential Solutions

3 PPE Procurement Challenges School Systems Face, Potential Solutions

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many school district leaders suddenly realized that they didn’t have adequate access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suppliers, forcing them to attempt to locate essential materials and build inventory during a huge surge in demand.

An Optimal Control Room

An Optimal Control Room

Campus safety is one of the largest issues facing universities. In 2014, more than 27,000 criminal incidents were reported at public and private universities across the United States*.

Preparing for Threats beyond COVID19

As K-12 and higher education institutions work to reopen schools, they must keep student health and safety top of mind, even as they confront myriad challenges.

A Quick Deployment

A Quick Deployment

The school that would become Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Alberta, was founded more than a century ago. Throughout its long and rich history, Mount Royal has changed its offerings and location while continuing to meet the needs of the community it serves.

The Safety and Security Ad Hoc Committee at the December 10 meeting.

Madison SB Committee Finalizes Safety Recommendations for Police-Free Schools

A Madison School Board committee finalized budget and policy recommendations on Thursday in an effort to prioritize the well-being of students without the presence of police officers in schools.

Incorporating Four Elements

A crisis strikes. It could be anything… a health pandemic, an active shooter, a bomb threat, a loss of electrical power, a flooded building or a severe weather event. Who on your campus responds? What needs to be done?

Three Lessons about School Security

Three Lessons about School Security

While student safety is often revered as a top priority, it is not uncommon for incident response protocols to be overlooked until a situation that warrants action occurs.

The New Curriculum

The New Curriculum

School security has taken on a new dimension as the result of the 2020 pandemic.

Managing COVID-19

Managing COVID-19

Schools and universities are faced with an extraordinary challenge this fall. They need to create plans on preventing, identifying and managing people with potential Covid-19 infection and exposure while providing high-quality education.

Harris Poll Shows Physical Security is Crucial to Getting Kids Back in School

While effectively dealing with COVID-19 is top-of-mind for facilities managers as they work toward getting students back to school full-time, a recent Harris Poll we commissioned indicates there’s significant concern over violence and crime to be overcome as well.

Omnisol application.

New Product Helps Make Surfaces Self-Disinfecting Over Time

NanoVapor Biotech announced the launch of OMNISOL®, a new line of spray-on anti-microbials that provides long-term solutions to sanitizing surfaces to protect against harmful pathogens.

Florida Teen Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting at Officers

A 14-year-old boy in Florida has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after opening fire on deputies in Hardee County. The incident took place Nov. 26, in Wauchula, where the three deputies were sent to respond to a potential burglary.

The Modern Classroom

The days of using just a lock and key to secure a classroom are fading. Modern solutions combined with specialty locks are becoming the norm when it comes to keeping classrooms and schools safe from intruders.

Real Life in the Classroom

COVID-19 is no surprise to anyone. It seems it has taken up residence in every location, schools and campuses are no exception. In fact, within the confines of a campus there is the greatest concern. Our future is at risk with children staring down the pandemic.

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