Security

2/14/2013

2/14/2013
Despite the tragedy at Columbine High School nearly 14 years ago, there is still no statewide standard for training students and teachers to respond to a gunman, a CALL7 Investigation has found. Moreover, some schools, particularly those in rural areas, often provide little in the way of drills because of budget and personnel constraints.

2/13/2013

2/13/2013
Wilmette and Winnetka school officials have joined educators across the country in the weeks following the Sandy Hook massacre by taking a long look in the mirror.

2/11/2013

2/11/2013
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in December, the Weehawken school district has stationed armed security at its three public schools.

2/8/2013

2/8/2013
Stunned by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, police and school officials in one Colorado county felt they had to do something to reassure students.

2/6/2013

2/6/2013
Three schools in Yuma, Ariz., were placed on lockdown on Tuesday morning after police were called to investigate a report of a student possibly carrying a gun.
2/6/2013
Police suspect former Easton (Pa.) Area School District employee Tom Drago accessed his colleague's computers without their permission, copied documents that may have contained student information, made an unauthorized recording of a closed school board meeting, and may have taken photos of a female school employee's breast, according to a search warrant filed by Forks Township Police.

2/4/2013

2/4/2013
School officials in Atlanta say metal detectors weren't working at a middle school when a 14-year-old student was shot and wounded there. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that public school administrators acknowledged in a statement late Friday that Price Middle school's two metal detectors were "not operable" Thursday.

2/1/2013

2/1/2013
Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, students at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City will be mandated to undergo random drug testing by submitting roughly 60 strands of hair to a staff member at the 1,000-student school, KSHB.com reports.
2/1/2013
Atlanta school officials have confirmed that a shooting took place at Price Middle School Thursday in Georgia. School officials say two people were wounded in the shooting. One 14-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the head, the Associated Press reports. Police say they have two people in custody.
2/1/2013
Changes are under way at one San Mateo school after a 9-year-old girl was taken by a stranger. Fortunately, the little girl escaped by kicking the man and running back to the school. Police have made an arrest.
2/1/2013
A group of seven Republican state legislators on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would allow school districts to use state funds to give firearm training to staff so they are equipped to ward off campus attackers.

1/31/2013

1/31/2013
The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office has assigned an additional deputy to school security duties, giving each of the parish’s four schools a full-time officer on campus, the School Board learned Tuesday.

1/30/2013

1/30/2013
Montgomery police have arrested a man accused of carrying out a string of burglaries at public schools in the city over the course of several months.
1/30/2013
With the worst case scenario still on the minds of parents, teachers and law enforcement, Bergen County authorities have prepared a training video for handling "active shooter" situations in schools.

1/29/2013

1/29/2013

An innovative field trip safety measure is being piloted by National Heritage Academies at four of its charter schools.

The four National Heritage Academies that are participating in the pilot program are Emerson Academy in Dayton, Ohio; Greensboro Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina; Knapp Charter Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Walton Charter Academy in Pontiac, Michigan.

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