August 6, 2013
Since 1988, psychology professor James St. James, 61, has been teaching at Millikin University. Last week, however, a Texas newspaper revealed that the popular teacher is actually James Wolcott who shot his parents and sister to death in 1967 when he was 15.
August 5, 2013
Governor Rick Perry has given public colleges and universities in Texas the authority to dig into students’ backgrounds before allowing them to live on campus.
July 19, 2013
A series of professional setbacks, including being fired from a New York medical residency in 1999, likely sparked Dr. Anthony Garcia’s anger, which led him to allegedly murder four individuals in Nebraska.
March 25, 2013
As many as 25 fathers have volunteered at Horizon Christians Schools to help with security at the pre-kindergarten through eighth grade campus.
January 23, 2013
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Frank Wolf (R-VA) called on the Obama Administration on Tuesday to use existing funds to improve the nation’s background check system and create a national center for campus public safety.
December 5, 2012
The Ontario government has proposed changes for school bus driver criminal record checks that the Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) said would be a “major improvement” over the current requirements.
November 14, 2012
A federal district court has upheld a federal law that makes it illegal for consumer reporting agencies, such as employee screening companies, to reveal background check information that is more than seven years old.
October 8, 2012
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills into law that ban employers and universities from requiring applicants to share social media credentials, such as passwords, or related personal content, InformationWeek reports.
August 15, 2012
A new policy at Penn State requires a background check for all new hires, regardless of whether they work around children. The previous policy only covered administrators, faculty and some non-academic appointments.
June 29, 2012
University, school and hospital security professionals can work with their human resources departments to establish background screening policies that are fair and equitable to everyone. Consistency and clear documentation as well as the best practices that follow are the keys to acceptance of a policy that protects the public and staff while making a campus more secure.
June 15, 2012
The body of Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) trauma surgeon Timothy Jorden Jr. was found in a ravine near his home today.
June 15, 2012
Neighbors of Erie County Medical Center trauma surgeon Timothy Jorden Jr. are saying they saw a shift in his personality prior to the shooting death of his former girlfriend on Wednesday.
June 13, 2012
Erie County Medical Center was put on lockdown Wednesday morning after a woman was fatally shot. A prominent trauma surgeon is being sought as a person of interest in the shooting.
May 3, 2012
The bill would prohibit employers from requiring an employee or prospective employee to provide their username and password to their social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter.
April 11, 2012
National security officials have become alarmed at the growing signs that foreign intelligence services are spying on American institutions of higher education.
April 9, 2012
In 16 cases where The New York City Education Department wanted to dismiss teachers found guilty of misconduct, an arbitrator overruled the department in favor of a milder penalty such as a fine, suspension or formal reprimand.
March 15, 2012
Here are some free or low-cost resources to help you screen potential employees, volunteers and other individuals on your campus.
February 23, 2012
Police investigated George Hernandez three times for alleged sexual misconduct involving students, but he was able to resign from the Los Angeles Unified School District and get a job at the Inglewood Unified School District. Police now believe he has fled the country.
February 7, 2012
More than 120 staff members at Miramonte Elementary School are being removed at least until August while authorities investigate child sexual abuse allegations against two of the school's teachers.
February 6, 2012
Pennsylvania state law requires school districts to ensure that security guards on campus have clean criminal records. However, with more schools hiring private contractors to handle security, some guards have not been properly screened.