Centegix Study Finds School Safety Incidents Increased 150 Percent

Research conducted by Centegix found that K-12 student behavior incidents, medical incidents and safety incidents increased dramatically from Fall 2020 to Fall 2021.

Atlanta, Georgia – A new study just released by Centegix indicates that K-12 campuses across the country experienced a dramatic increase in everyday safety events last year.

Fall 2021 School Safety Trends compiled the data from K-12 campus usage between the Fall of 2020 and Fall of 2021 of Centegix’s CrisisAlert solution. Researchers found that the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted student behavior as they returned to the classroom.

Specifically, the study found that:

  • Student behavior incidents increased 250%
  • Medical incidents increased 130%
  • Safety incidents per school increased 150%
  • The number of staff requesting help increased 100%
  • Staff called for help 22% more often

CrisisAlert is a wearable panic button that enables teachers and staff to call for help in emergencies, according to Centegix. The technology delivers precise alert location, immediate audio and visual incident notifications (including lighted strobes, screen messages, and intercom integration) for campus-wide incidents, and 100% full campus coverage.

On Thursday, Centegix participated in Campus Safety Magazine’s webcast What’s Next? 2022 Safety and Security Trends. In this presentation, Centegix Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Mary Ford detailed the study’s findings. To watch the on-demand webcast, click here.

Additionally, the company will host a webcast on February 10 at 2 P.M. Eastern to review the report and share recent CrisisAlert case studies. School safety experts Guy Grace, who is chair of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, and Mo Canady, who is executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers, will participate. To register, click here.

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