Schools Quickly Move to Upgrade Campus Security
In response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting Dec. 14, schools and school districts around the nation are evaluating security on their campuses. Here are some of the top headlines for Dec. 21.
- The Gaston County Board of Education and county commissioners are joining in a partnership to make school safety a community priority.
- “We’re making a concerted effort to be visible so parents and kids can see us,” said Galt Police Chief William Bowen.
- Jeff Fee, chief executive officer of St. Patrick Hospital, and Mark Muir, Missoula police chief, have agreed to co-chair this work.
- Gov. Bob McDonnell has issued an executive order creating a task force to review Virginia school safety in response to last week’s shooting massacre at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school.
- The importance of a school resource officer or additional security became a key part of Harrison, N.Y.’s budget discussions Thursday night.
- The Allentown School Board insisted during Thursday night’s meeting that their elementary schools, who were not previously supplied with security guards, have constant coverage due to the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
- Just days after a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six staff members at a Connecticut elementary school, security measures and emergency preparedness climbed higher on the Board of Supervisors’ priority list for the new year.
- This week that the Nashua School District is moving forward with plans to fast-track at least a portion of a long-delayed proposal to upgrade security at each of the city’s 17 schools.
- The Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to give the Board of Education $650,000 to complete security projects.
- The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department announced they’re drafting a new proposal. This proposal addresses the safety issues in rural elementary and middle schools.
- 16 Steps to Better School Front Entrance Security
- Helpful Lockdown, Visitor Management Resources for K-12 Schools