Panic buttons or duress alarms can be used by teachers, administrators and other school employees to summon immediate help for medical emergencies, as well as active shooter incidents, inclement weather, intruders and more.
The new system includes automated 9-1-1 connection and a patenti-pending tri-mode data capture system.
Both of the shootings happened at off-campus apartment complexes, one of which is operated by West Virginia University (WVU).
The new requirement adds to a 2019 state law, which called for school resource officers in nearly each of its 1,500 public schools.
School shooters sometimes quote previous shooters in their online posts and/or homework assignments. Campus staff and police should understand these references so they can intervene.
Police opened fire on the suspect at two separate locations after he pointed a weapon at officers and refused repeated demands to drop it.
Although 95% of American public schools regularly conduct some sort of active shooter drill, the groups recommend students not be involved.
The suspect was at the N.C. hospital with her mother when she jumped out of the vehicle and pulled a handgun from a duffel bag.
A Certified Public Manager and retired police lieutenant identifies 17 things campuses must do before hosting a large-scale event to ensure safety for all.
The grant money will be used for scenario-based active shooter training and improved access to mental health and wellness services, among other things.