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February 5, 2008
WASHINGTON – The George Washington University (GW) is installing 135 additional automatic external defibrillators (AED) in highly trafficked buildings on its Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia campuses to help ensure the safety of the university community. Following the installation of the new devices, GW will have a total of 165 units in place. The new university-wide program makes certain that immediate care to victims of sudden cardiac arrest is available on campus.
January 29, 2008
GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. – Since the consciousness of security was awakened with the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, there has been a tremendous increase in protection resources dedicated to many industries throughout the country; however, an environment being accessed by an excess of a billion people per day has not responded as such. That industry is healthcare.
January 18, 2008
TORONTO – Students at York University are demanding school administrators re-examine security after a student was sexually assaulted on campus. This is the third attack of its kind since the school year started.
January 17, 2008
TORONTO – The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) released the final report on school safety from the School Community Safety Advisory Panel, and reinforced its commitment to ensuring that its schools are safe, fair and welcoming learning environments.
January 9, 2008
NEW YORK – In the first four months of the 2007-08 school year, New York City school buses have been cited for more safety violations than the preceding school year.
December 30, 2007
ATLANTA – Wren, a provider of video surveillance solutions, today released the results of its Texas School Security Survey. The survey found that while administrators consider video to be the single most important tool in securing school environments, budgets for investing in newer security technologies are tight, with only about a quarter of schools expecting a security budget increase in 2008.
December 22, 2007
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the award of $33.7 million to fund equipment and training for first responders across the nation as a part of the fiscal year 2007 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP). Since the program’s inception in 2005, DHS has provided roughly 5,800 direct assistance awards worth more than $103 million for all hazards in smaller jurisdictions nationwide.
December 20, 2007
MADISON, Wis. – The Madison School Board determined on Dec. 17 that it will spend an additional $503,000 to increase safety at middle and high schools.
December 13, 2007
TORRANCE, Calif. – A 51-year-old “walk-on” coach has been banned from West High School’s campus after being arrested on suspicion of handcuffing and tying up teenage girls at his residence.
December 13, 2007
PORTLAND, Maine – The University of Southern Maine has banned hundreds of students from its campuses who have not received mumps vaccinations.
December 12, 2007
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – A family, whose son died due to being hazed at State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh), was awarded $1.5 million in a wrongful death suit.
December 11, 2007
UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. – Students at both Virginia Tech and Pennsylvania State University are outraged by the costume choice of two Penn State students who decided to dress as Virginia Tech victims.
December 10, 2007
ONTARIO, Canada – Campus Police at the University of Windsor are investigating two incidents involving racist graffiti and homophobic flyers found in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Law on Nov. 21.
December 8, 2007
BRICK, N.J. – Five schools within New Jersey’s Brick Township Public School District have graduated to a WAN-based IP video surveillance system that will help to improve the safety and security environment for the schools’ students, staff and visitors. Effective security measures like this implemented by local officials have earned Brick, NJ a fifth place ranking on the list of safest cities in America. The new IP based security system was designed and installed by North American Video, an indu
November 28, 2007
DENVER – Currently, high school students seeking contraceptives must go to an off-campus community health center to receive it. However, after reviewing a recommendation made by a task force studying clinics, six Denver high schools may begin handing out contraceptives on campus.
November 27, 2007
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – Just after 6 p.m. on Nov. 24, a security guard and a faculty member at the University of Calgary restrained a suspected assailant until police arrived at the scene.
November 24, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – To help protect students and visitors, the Florida State University Police Department is implementing a new public safety software system.
November 22, 2007
RALEIGH, N.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters rode Nov. 19 with children in a school bus equipped with three-point seat belts to Morrisville Elementary School near Raleigh, where she announced a new federal proposal aimed at school bus safety.
November 21, 2007
TORRANCE, Calif. – Police are investigating the possible connection between an on-campus sexual assault at El Camino College that occurred Nov. 13 and a slew of unsolved attacks on women at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) that happened last year.
November 15, 2007
LAKEWOOD, N.J. – An hour-long fight involving 150 students and police officers resulted in the arrests of 11 students and one adult Nov. 12.