Surveillance

6/3/2013

6/3/2013

School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. "We must save the children," one of them said, head bowed.

6/3/2013

Parents in Polk County, Florida are outraged after learning that students in area schools had their irises scanned as part of a new security program without obtaining proper permission.

5/30/2013

5/30/2013

There were 19 evacuations in April, with an increase after the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Most took place on Mondays and Thursdays and were usually triggered by a note or graffiti.

5/15/2013

5/15/2013

BYOD guidelines are just being defined, but one warning must rise above the din, this author says: never, ever, try to gain unauthorized access to an employee's private social networking site.

5/13/2013

5/13/2013

Since 20-year-old Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December, education officials in Vermont and across the nation have taken steps to review and increase security. That's driving a renewed interest in surveillance cameras.

5/10/2013

5/10/2013

For seven years, the video cameras sat in boxes gathering dust at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Now the same cameras that were yanked down from school hallways after parents and students complained are on the verge of going back up. What’s changed?

5/3/2013

5/3/2013

Teachers attending a meeting at a small school in rural Oregon last Friday were shocked when two masked men wearing hoodies burst into the conference room and pretended to open fire. The surprise shooting drill at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway was designed to test the school's preparation for an assault by "active shooters," The Oregonian reported.

5/1/2013

5/1/2013

In the months following the Sandy Hook massacre, schools nationwide have stepped up efforts to provide safe environments for teachers and students, and many have turned to high-tech solutions.

4/29/2013

4/29/2013

More than four months after the shooting, just two Connecticut school districts are pushing forward with the idea while others are calling it unaffordable or imprudent.

4/26/2013

4/26/2013

The district may soon provide a service to allow people to sound the alarm if they witness illegal or inappropriate activity in the school district. Last night the school board unanimously voted to set up an anonymous “fraud hotline” to detect and deter fraudulent activity. The move comes in the wake of a town-wide scandal involving a school insurance broker who bribed the former township mayor.

4/25/2013

4/25/2013

Since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the town has paid thousands of dollars in overtime to put more police officers in schools.

4/4/2013

4/4/2013

Officials from Naperville North and Central high schools say marijuana use has become "rampant," and they would like to be more proactive.

4/1/2013

4/1/2013

What is lost in the debate over how to protect our most vulnerable students is the need to keep security and education separate and distinct.

3/28/2013

3/28/2013

The budget represents recommendations from the district's superintendent, J. Alvin Wilbanks. March 26 was the first day citizens heard about the budget during area school board meetings.

3/27/2013

3/27/2013

Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS) offers several different technologies to help schools and parents ensure compliance and increase school safety.

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