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School Safety

Read: Texas Gov. Hosts School Safety Roundtable in Wake of Santa Fe Shooting

Texas Gov. Hosts School Safety Roundtable in Wake of Santa Fe Shooting

Tuesday’s school safety roundtable was attended by two dozen school administrators, politicians and law enforcement officials, among others.

Read: Ind. Dept. of Ed. Hosts First-Ever Roundtable for School Safety Leaders

Ind. Dept. of Ed. Hosts First-Ever Roundtable for School Safety Leaders

The roundtable discussion, held during the 2018 Indiana Advances School Safety Specialist Academy, was attended by 40 representatives from 14 states and Washington, D.C.

Read: The Five Layers of School Safety

The Five Layers of School Safety

Join us for this free webinar presented by Gary L. Sigrist, Jr. and Dr. Scott Poland as they discuss five layers of school safety.

Read: Survey: Teachers Prefer Mental Health Resources Over Guns

Survey: Teachers Prefer Mental Health Resources Over Guns

A recent survey of Michigan teachers found 95 percent believe increased funding for mental health resources would be effective in preventing gun violence.

Read: Parents of 2 Parkland Shooting Victims to Run for Broward School Board

Parents of 2 Parkland Shooting Victims to Run for Broward School Board

School safety, transparency and accountability will be at the forefront of the parents’ campaigns as they run for seats on the Broward School Board.

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.

Read: Florida Schools Struggle to Fund SROs, Adjust Safety Plans

Florida Schools Struggle to Fund SROs, Adjust Safety Plans

Following Governor Scott’s requirement to place one security officer in each Florida school by August, many school districts are having to adjust their safety plans to stay within budget.

Read: Normandy Security Officer Charged After Tasing Middle Schooler

Normandy Security Officer Charged After Tasing Middle Schooler

Normandy security officers are not authorized to use stun guns and are all now banned from carrying any protective device.

Read: Tennessee House, Senate Pass School Safety Act of 2018

Tennessee House, Senate Pass School Safety Act of 2018

If approved by the governor, the bill would allow local education agencies to hire off-duty law enforcement officers to serve as armed school security officers.

Read: The Pros and Cons of Installing Metal Detectors in Schools

The Pros and Cons of Installing Metal Detectors in Schools

School and university officials must consider both the benefits and the drawbacks of every security investment. Here’s a look at this increasingly common entryway solution.

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