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School Safety

School Safety News

Read: U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

The department announced its initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion to protect children with disabilities.

Research

Read: Study: Virginia Sees Increased School Bullying in Pro-Trump Areas

Study: Virginia Sees Increased School Bullying in Pro-Trump Areas

Researchers looked at areas in Virginia that predominately voted for President Trump and found there were higher rates of bullying in their schools.

Resources

Read: School Lockdowns: 9 Tips for More Effective Lockdowns

School Lockdowns: 9 Tips for More Effective Lockdowns

Keeping doors locked, avoiding codes and having reverse evacuation protocols will help to ensure your lockdowns are implemented quickly.

All School Safety Content

Read: 6 Tragedies That Spurred Harsher Anti-Hazing Laws

6 Tragedies That Spurred Harsher Anti-Hazing Laws

Most recent is Tim’s Law, signed in October, which was inspired by the tragic hazing death of Penn State pledge Timothy Piazza.

Read: AASA Renews Partnership with CrisisGo for Improved School Safety

AASA Renews Partnership with CrisisGo for Improved School Safety

AASA and CrisisGo offer Safe Classroom, a free school safety app that instantly sends an audible alert to each classroom and stakeholder.

Read: Study: Marijuana Can Affect Teen Brains, No Matter the Amount

Study: Marijuana Can Affect Teen Brains, No Matter the Amount

The study shows evidence of structural brain and cognitive effects with just one or two instances of cannabis use in adolescence.

Read: Broward County Sheriff Suspended for Handling of Parkland Shooting

Broward County Sheriff Suspended for Handling of Parkland Shooting

Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Sheriff Scott Israel for his alleged mishandling of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Read: Armed Father Killed at Cascade Middle School Amid Custody Dispute

Armed Father Killed at Cascade Middle School Amid Custody Dispute

The 30-year-old man, whose daughter attends the Oregon school, was shot and killed during a struggle with police after he pulled out a gun.

Read: Supreme Court Upholds Thurston High School Killer’s 112-Year Sentence

Supreme Court Upholds Thurston High School Killer’s 112-Year Sentence

Kip Kinkel shot and killed his parents before opening fire at Thurston High School, killing two students and injuring 24 others.

Read: Santa Fe High School Receives $10M for Security Upgrades

Santa Fe High School Receives $10M for Security Upgrades

The school district is working toward improving access control by building a new central administration building on campus.

Read: What is Synthetic Weed? Know the Side Effects, Street Names and More

What is Synthetic Weed? Know the Side Effects, Street Names and More

In August, more than 70 people overdosed near a park in New Haven, Conn., after consuming synthetic weed laced with fentanyl.

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