Mental Health

Read: Everytown for Gun Safety, Teachers Unions Urge Schools to Reassess Lockdown Drills

Everytown for Gun Safety, Teachers Unions Urge Schools to Reassess Lockdown Drills

Although 95% of American public schools regularly conduct some sort of active shooter drill, the groups recommend students not be involved.

Read: Columbine Survivor, Student Safety Advocate to Keynote 2020 Campus Safety Conferences

Columbine Survivor, Student Safety Advocate to Keynote 2020 Campus Safety Conferences

Craig Scott of Value-Up will present ‘Columbine and Beyond: Helping Students Recognize Their Own Value and the Value of Others’ at all three of this summer’s Campus Safety Conferences.

Read: Fayetteville VA Shooting Suspect Was There For Mental Health Treatment

Fayetteville VA Shooting Suspect Was There For Mental Health Treatment

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.

Read: Park City Schools Improve Physical Security But Main Focus is Behavioral Management

Park City Schools Improve Physical Security But Main Focus is Behavioral Management

While the Utah school district has installed secure vestibules and cameras, internal threats have been its main focus.

Read: COPS Office Releases $500 Million in Community Policing Grants

COPS Office Releases $500 Million in Community Policing Grants

The grant money will be used for scenario-based active shooter training and improved access to mental health and wellness services, among other things.

Read: Tip Lines Receive Far More Reports of Suicidal Students Than School Violence

Tip Lines Receive Far More Reports of Suicidal Students Than School Violence

In the first six months, the Safe2SayPA tip line received 4,713 tips related to suicide and self-harm compared to 607 reports of threats against schools.

Read: Conn. State Task Force Issues Recommendations After 2 Student Suicides

Conn. State Task Force Issues Recommendations After 2 Student Suicides

The state task force, made up of mental health experts and college counselors, was created by the General Assembly during the 2019 legislative session.

Read: FERPA and HIPAA: When Can You Share Student Education and Health Records?

FERPA and HIPAA: When Can You Share Student Education and Health Records?

The federal government’s updated FERPA and HIPAA guidance will help you make the appropriate determination.

Read: 10 Times ‘See Something, Say Something’ Saved Lives in 2019

10 Times ‘See Something, Say Something’ Saved Lives in 2019

These instances include threats from a mother, a military veteran and students of all ages, emphasizing there is no one profile of a potential mass shooter.

Read: Woman, 2 Children Found Dead Next to Northeastern University Garage

Woman, 2 Children Found Dead Next to Northeastern University Garage

The deaths have prompted Northeastern University to increase security at the parking facility.

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