School Safety

Read: COVID-19 Could Prompt California Schools to Close for Rest of Year

COVID-19 Could Prompt California Schools to Close for Rest of Year

To keep the coronavirus from spreading, K-12 students might not be able to return to in-person classes before summer break.

Read: How Panic Alarms Can Improve School Security

How Panic Alarms Can Improve School Security

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.

Read: Vigilance and Campus Security During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Vigilance and Campus Security During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Here’s how one district managed campus security during a closure. Many of these lessons apply to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read: CDC: School Closures Might Need to Be Longer to Combat the Coronavirus

CDC: School Closures Might Need to Be Longer to Combat the Coronavirus

Handwashing and home isolation are still most effective at slowing down COVID-19.

Read: States Begin Closing Schools in Response to COVID-19

States Begin Closing Schools in Response to COVID-19

Additionally, the coronavirus has prompted the shuttering of several large urban school districts.

Read: Integrating Your Mass Notification System to Provide the Greatest Reach

Integrating Your Mass Notification System to Provide the Greatest Reach

Although cell phones have become incredibly useful mass notification tools, emergency managers need to consider a variety of alert technologies.

Read: 57% of IoT Devices Vulnerable to Severe Attack, Report Finds

57% of IoT Devices Vulnerable to Severe Attack, Report Finds

The report also found 98% of all IoT devices are unencrypted, potentially exposing personal and confidential data.

Read: Seattle Public Schools Closing Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Seattle Public Schools Closing Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

The coronavirus is prompting the closure of campuses for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Read: Wisconsin Governor Signs Student Safety and Support Legislation

Wisconsin Governor Signs Student Safety and Support Legislation

The newly signed bills cover suicide prevention, mental health and seclusion and restraints.

Read: School Security Officer Gun Discharges, Strikes Co-Worker

School Security Officer Gun Discharges, Strikes Co-Worker

The maintenance worker was shot in the eye when the gun went off.

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