Articles: Security

Deborah Yaffe
Ken Donovan, facilities/security manager at Stonington Public Schools in Connecticut, shows off a school’s lockdown emergency button. When pushed, the button will lock the doors, bar access to other floors, issue an audible warning that an intruder is present and alert to local police cruisers.
New tech strengthens defenses for students, staff and schools
Alison DeNisco
Psychologists from Ardsley Union Free School District in New York use behavioral therapy for students who injure themselves.
An estimated 13 percent to 26 percent of high school students engage in non-suicidal self-injury
Alison DeNisco
Source: “From Statehouse to Schoolhouse: Anti-Bullying Policy Efforts in U.S. States and School Districts,” GLSEN (Click to enlarge)
Every state in the country now has an anti-bullying law, but the regulations vary widely
Alison DeNisco
Rural Saco School District is located off Highway 2 in northeastern Montana. The highway and nearby train put the district’s 50-student school at greater risk for intruders, Superintendent Gordon Hahn says.
Organizations such as the National Association of Secondary School Principals recommend districts hire a school resource officer instead of arming staff members

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