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Read: More Districts Approve Security Budgets as New School Year Approaches

More Districts Approve Security Budgets as New School Year Approaches

One Kentucky school board unanimously approved a property tax increase expected to raise $13.5 million for school security upgrades.

Read: A Guide for Conducting Threat Assessments in Schools

A Guide for Conducting Threat Assessments in Schools

This breakdown can be used by school officials to improve or create their own threat assessment programs on campus.

Read: 15 Stoneman Douglas Students File Lawsuit Against Superintendent, Sheriff

15 Stoneman Douglas Students File Lawsuit Against Superintendent, Sheriff

The lawsuit claims the Broward Schools superintendent had been warned about the school’s lack of security but did nothing to fix it.

Read: New Indiana School Safety Program to Offer Free Handheld Metal Detectors

New Indiana School Safety Program to Offer Free Handheld Metal Detectors

The new initiative, announced Monday, will offer one handheld metal detector for every 250 students enrolled at a public or charter school.

Read: Experts: N.J. Schools May See Shortage in Available Armed Officers

Experts: N.J. Schools May See Shortage in Available Armed Officers

Many New Jersey schools are opting to hire Class III armed officers, but a new state law will narrow the selection pool even more.

Read: Noblesville Schools Outline Security Upgrades for 2018-19 School Year

Noblesville Schools Outline Security Upgrades for 2018-19 School Year

The district plans to place a trained police officer in each Noblesville school after a student opened fire inside a classroom, injuring two.

Read: Broward Sheriff, District Disagree on Who Should Provide School Security

Broward Sheriff, District Disagree on Who Should Provide School Security

The Broward Sheriff’s Office recommends the school district establish its own police department but board members say the district doesn’t have the funding or expertise.

Read: Police Engaged with Santa Fe Gunman for 25 Minutes Before Surrender

Police Engaged with Santa Fe Gunman for 25 Minutes Before Surrender

A school resource officer was shot during the encounter and remains in critical condition; the gunman was not hit in the gunfire with police.

Read: SRO Exchanges Gunfire With Expelled Illinois High School Student

SRO Exchanges Gunfire With Expelled Illinois High School Student

The Dixon High School SRO is being praised for his quick response to the school shooting.

Read: NCES Report: Sworn Officers at Primary Schools on the Rise

NCES Report: Sworn Officers at Primary Schools on the Rise

The annual report also found primary schools opting to hire sworn law enforcement officers has grown faster than that of secondary schools.

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