Surveillance

8/12/2013

8/12/2013

As schools across Southern California prepare to open, teachers, parents and students will find increased security on their campuses, including surveillance cameras, more safety patrols, revised lockdown measures and fewer open gates.

8/2/2013

8/2/2013

The Nazareth (Pa.) Area School District has put out an advertisement for a full-time police officer to begin patrolling schools. During the month of August, the officer will concentrate on improving security measures throughout the district.

8/1/2013

8/1/2013

Muhlenberg Police Officers believe they have the perfect solution for the district. They’re called ballistic shields. Created by Hardwire LLC and first used by the military in Afghanistan, the shields line doors and walls and can also be used as an erasable writing board that teachers and students can hide behind.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

More than 20 teachers, administrators and other school employees in Clarksville will carry concealed weapons throughout the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.

7/31/2013

If someone hacks into your credit file and steals your identity, you can change your PIN. But if your iris scan is stolen, you can’t change your eye. Bottom line: If your biometric information is taken, you have no protection, which means that using iris scans to track students is putting their identities at risk.

7/25/2013

7/25/2013

Parents of Summit school children received that news in an email sent mid-afternoon on Friday, July 19. The reasons for these changes are “the responsibility to put the safety of our students foremost,” the letter said.

7/24/2013

7/24/2013

San Antonio's Northside Independent School District recently decided to end its controversial microchip tracking program, months after a student unsuccessfully sued the district over the policy.

7/23/2013

7/23/2013

When North Brunswick students return to school in September, retired police officers will patrol the halls in each of the township’s six schools. In Edison, school principals will carry "mobile panic buttons" to contact police in an emergency.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

Bridgewater Township has agreed to provide a second armed police officer for the high school at the district's expense, despite the recent comments against the idea by Gov. Chris Christie.

7/10/2013

An insurance company currently providing coverage for the vast majority of Kansas school districts is refusing to renew coverage for schools permitting teachers and custodians to carry concealed firearms.

6/26/2013

6/26/2013

Two weeks after a contentious public meeting forced it to postpone a decision, the Westfield Board of Education voted tonight to reinstate a police officer to work full-time in the town schools.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013

A computerized emergency system from CopSync lets teachers and administrators alert police and other emergency responders to a crisis without waiting to go through a dispatch center. The instant message can display room numbers on a school map and the teacher assigned to that room.

6/17/2013

6/17/2013

A series of behind-the-scenes mistakes by educators in a Florida school district led to children’s biometric information being culled without their parents’ permission, TheLedger.com reported.

6/6/2013

6/6/2013

If a gunman enters one of Plainfield District 202's 30 schools this fall, the principal could press the electronic pendant on the lanyard around her neck. Or an office worker will be able to tap the wireless panic button beneath his desk.

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