Spotlight on: Campus Safety Conference 2019

The Campus Safety Conference is a 2-day intense conference for administrators and public safety officials, security and law enforcement executives from all over the country looking for solutions to campus safety, security, emergency management and technology challenges.

Failed Safety Test Prompts S.C. District to Improve Security

CHESTER, S.C. — After failing a school safety test, which involved undercover officers walking around 12 of the district’s 13 schools without raising suspicions, Chester County School District has improved security.

Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, authorities approved the safety exercise, in which plain-clothed narcotics deputies walked right into schools without anyone — except for one substitute teacher at Lewisville Middle School — questioning the visitors’ purpose on campus.

District officials have since re-trained teachers and administrators on how to handle visitors on campus. Additionally, the district has installed security cameras and place second entrances so all visitors can receive approval by school employees before being allowed onto school grounds, The Herald of Rock Hill reports.

Read the full story.

Related Articles:

Read More Articles Like This… With A FREE Subscription

Campus Safety magazine is another great resource for public safety, security and emergency management professionals. It covers all aspects of campus safety, including access control, video surveillance, mass notification and security staff practices. Whether you work in K-12, higher ed, a hospital or corporation, Campus Safety magazine is here to help you do your job better!

Get your free subscription today!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety HQ