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Pennsylvania School District to Hire Armed Security Officers for the First Time

Pennsylvania School District to Hire Armed Security Officers for the First Time

After talking about hiring an armed security guard for a year, the Purchase Line school board pulled the trigger in October.

Campus Safety and the Opioid Epidemic

Campus Safety and the Opioid Epidemic

Today’s law enforcement officers have multiple roles. They are expected not just to enforce laws and protect life, they are also entrusted to contribute to the intervention, education and recovery of those addicted.



Florida Man Enters a High School with a Weapon to

Florida Man Enters a High School with a Weapon to 'Test School Security'

A Florida man was arrested after he entered into a high school with a pocket knife attempting to test the school's security measures.

Towson University to Beef Up Security Measures Following Sexual Assaults

Towson University to Beef Up Security Measures Following Sexual Assaults

Towson University wants to prevent more sexual assaults from happening. As a result, officials are planning on hiring more police officers and counselors.

Syracuse University Seeks to Hire Nearly 100 Safety Officers

Syracuse University Seeks to Hire Nearly 100 Safety Officers

The safety officers will check the IDs of both students and visitors who are entering one of Syracuse University’s 22 residential halls.

South Carolina to Fund at Least One School Resource Officer in Every District

South Carolina to Fund at Least One School Resource Officer in Every District

School districts across South Carolina will receive funding to hire one to four new resource officers depending on need.

School District in Michigan Increases Security After Receiving Multiple Threats

School District in Michigan Increases Security After Receiving Multiple Threats

The school district hired a private security company over the weekend after receiving two threats last week.

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New Mexico Community College Board Approves Request for Armed Security

Security officers at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus may soon be able to carry firearms.

Two South Carolina School Districts Implement New Safety Measures

Two South Carolina School Districts Implement New Safety Measures

Two school districts are enhancing its safety and security measures to prevent shootings and other threats.

Security Company Leaves University Abruptly After Allegedly Being Owed Thousands

Security Company Leaves University Abruptly After Allegedly Being Owed Thousands

Champion National Security says the university owes them more than $190,000. Despite efforts to try and set up a payment plan, the company said communication went cold with SAU.

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  • Making Safety and Security Intrinsic to School Design

    Public anxieties about school safety are escalating across the country. According to a 2023 Gallup report, 44% of parents fear for their child’s physical safety at school, a 10 percentage-point increase since 2019. Unfortunately, these fears are likely to increase if the incidence of school tragedies continues to mount. As a result, school leaders are now charged with two non-negotiable responsibilities. The first, as always, is to ensure kids have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Sadly, their second responsibility is to keep the children in their care safe from threats and physical danger. Read Now

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