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Taking Contact Tracing Private

Taking Contact Tracing Private

Arguably, reopening the economy in many states across the country hinges on the ability for organizations to gain a good grasp on meeting COVID-safe practices.

Campuses Must Remain Vigilant During COVID

Campuses Must Remain Vigilant During COVID

It would seem that school and campus shootings would end with students schooling at home. That hasn’t been the case.



Keeping Up with the Storm

Keeping Up with the Storm

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, schools throughout our nation had their hands filled trying to keep students and faculty safe from unauthorized people on campus.

Integrating Safety and Health

Preparing to open schools each year has always involved repairs and replacements, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended that process.

John T. Mccutcheon elementary school in Chicago. Credit: Facebook.

School Security Guard Drags Preschooler Through Hall, Family Sues

A family is suing Chicago Public Schools due to an incident where a four-year-old boy was dragged by a security guard through the halls of McCutcheon Elementary school in March, according to the family’s lawyer.

A handgun on top of books inside a backpack.

Texas Fourth Grader Takes Loaded Gun to School in Backpack

A Fort Worth, Texas elementary school sent a letter to parents notifying them about an incident where a student carried a loaded gun in their backpack.

Two police cars with siren lights on.

Dallas College El Centro Police Officer Shot in Downtown Dallas

A Dallas College El Centro Campus police officer was shot in downtown Dallas Thursday evening.

School counselor speaking to a student with hand over his face.

Iowa City School District Developing “Care Assessment” Teams for School Safety

The Iowa City Community School District is developing a team to implement an assessment model that prevents violence and resolves conflict.

A gloved hand inserting a cotton swab into a test vial.

SUNY Students Must Test Negative for COVID-19 Before Leaving for Thanksgiving Break

State University of New York announced a new policy mandating all students using on-campus facilities to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before leaving campus for Thanksgiving break.

California Lawmakers Want More Leadership from Newsom on School Reopening

California Lawmakers Want More Leadership from Newsom on School Reopening

Members of the state’s assembly have demanded more specific statewide guidelines for school reopening, emphasizing that equity gaps will otherwise grow as some students return to classrooms faster than others.

University Hall at Ohio State University.

OSU Creates Safety Task Force After Shooting Death Near Campus

The task force was created in the wake of the shooting death of 23-year-old OSU student, Chase Meola on Oct. 11.

New Bus Safety Technology Installed on Carroll County Public Schools Bus Fleet

New Bus Safety Technology Installed on Carroll County Public Schools Bus Fleet

Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland has outfitted its entire fleet of 311 school buses with new safety technology to help reduce cars from illegally passing buses when they are stopped.

Student raising her hand during remote instruction from teacher.

Virtual Learning Safety Tips

Because so many are online, sometimes schools forget to effectively communicate directly with parents about the steps that need to be taken in order to keep our kids safe at school — and at home.

Super-spreader Event Linked to About 125 COVID-19 Cases at New Jersey College

An "isolated super-spreader event" has been linked to about 125 COVID-19 cases at Monmouth University in New Jersey, according to university officials.

Students wearing face masks on a college campus.

COVID-19 Cases Surge Among College-Aged People, CDC reports

Two new reports by the CDC conclude that COVID-19 is spreading on college campuses due to close living conditions, the increase of social gatherings, and disregard for mask wearing.  

Christin Evans speaking a press conference.

Campus Police Storm Black Student’s Dorm After False Report

A Black student at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX said campus police stormed into her dorm room with guns drawn after a group of students falsely accused her of a crime.

Maintenance on air conditioner.

4 Ways Schools Can Improve Indoor Air Quality to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

Schools must consider their HVAC system as part of their overall COVID-19 mitigation strategy, in addition to social distancing, cleaning, screening, signage and operational practices.

Person holding a hand gun.

Three Arrested After Target Practice Hits Nearby School Buildings

Police arrested three men after their target practice led to bullet holes at nearby middle and high school buildings in Ceres, California.

Parents and Teen Face Criminal Charges Over Party That Delayed School’s Reopening

Two parents and their teenage child in Sudbury, Massachusetts are facing criminal charges for hosting a party with underage drinkers which eventually led to the local high school to delay in-person learning.

WIU Student Surrenders after Shooting on Campus

WIU Student Surrenders after Shooting on Campus

An 18-year-old Western Illinois University student accused of shooting another student in a campus dorm Tuesday night is in custody in Chicago, university officials confirmed in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon.

Phoenix Union will no Longer have School Resource Officers

Phoenix Union will no Longer have School Resource Officers

The Phoenix, AZ, Union High School District (PUHSD) is deciding how to spend more than a million dollars of its budget that would have gone to school resource officers.

University of Houston to Offer Fewer Services during Pandemic

University of Houston to Offer Fewer Services during Pandemic

The University’s after-hours security escort organizations will offer fewer services and programs for the fall semester as a result of decreased demand during the pandemic.

Securitas Plays Critical Role in the Re-opening of Universities across the Nation

Adaptive screening solutions help improve security posture for universities nationwide

U of Utah Announces New Public Safety Committees

The Public Safety Advisory Committee and the Independent Review Committee are comprised of students, faculty, and staff from across the University of Utah and are designed to ensure a broad representation of constituents are included in public safety decision-making.

U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Increase Patrols for Off-Campus Parties

U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Increase Patrols for Off-Campus Parties

Campus police at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee are increasing patrols for large off-campus parties in an effort to stop large gatherings before they happen during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Shooting Near Rutgers University Kills Two, Injures Six

Shooting Near Rutgers University Kills Two, Injures Six

Two people died and six others were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning blocks away from Rutgers University.

Implicit bias training

U of U Police Participated in Implicit Bias Training with Community

All University of Utah police officers and command staff participated in an implicit bias training presented by Fair and Impartial Policing.

Student with head in hands sitting on the floor in front of blue lockers.

Former Mayor: Call Made to Stop High School Hazing

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski blistered East High School administrators to take necessary measures to stop hazing younger students.

Baylor Students Told To Shelter In Dorm Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Baylor students, in Waco Texas, have been told to shelter in place for four days due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The students live in Martin Hall dorm and are being asked to stay at home after more than 20 students tested positive for coronavirus.

Why Now Is the Time for Schools to Re-Evaluate Safety Plans

Why Now Is the Time for Schools to Re-Evaluate Safety Plans

Many of the CDC’s guidelines can be met through the use of technology, and schools should be investing in and implementing technology solutions that not only helps them adhere to CDC guidelines this fall, but bolsters their overall school safety now and in the future.

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