Decoded: Code Requirements for Classroom Security

(Campus Safety) If passed, the bill would authorize $75 million for the 2018 fiscal year and $100 million annually for the next 10 years.

(US News and World Report) When it comes to securing schools, strategies need to be unique, but as Alliance Executive Director Robert Boyd explains, they don’t need to be costly.

(Campus Safety) Most classroom barricade devices violate ADA, NFPA and other federal codes that are designed to enable individuals with disabilities to quickly evacuate a dangerous situation.

(CNBC) In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida, David Petratis, Allegion chairman and CEO, discusses the security industry and how companies can make our schools safer.

(New York Times) A fast-growing group of companies that sell safety equipment have ramped up their marketing in the wake of the school shooting last month in Florida.

(NBC Nightly News) At Southwestern High School in Indiana, the classroom doors are bullet-resistant, cameras are everywhere, and the Sheriff’s department — only 10 miles away — can track an intruder in real-time.

When Pattonville School District leaders planned the transformation of an old elementary school into a revamped preschool, they thought of everything they could add to the building to protect their 3- and 4-year-olds from a potential shooter.

Whether facing an active shooter emergency or another type of lockdown situation in school, it is vital for staff to be able to successfully secure classrooms from the inside to protect students from potential threats.

The Secure Schools Alliance renewed its call, today, for federal legislation to strengthen the security infrastructure, security technology and life safety systems of America’s K-12 public schools.

(Associated Press) The shooting of more than a dozen students at a Kentucky high school might have been expected to shock the nation, but Americans seem numbed by the apparent frequency of school shootings since Sandy Hook.

(Emergency Preparedness) Each day, one in six Americans – over 50 million students, teachers, and other adults – enter public schools. Despite that, not all schools provide the level of safety and security that meet modern industry facilities spending standards.

(By Robert Boyd) Although the 2017 Infrastructure report card mentioned the secondary use of public school facilities, it failed to address the primary use of school facilities.

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