Sandy Hook Parent Speaks at School Safety Caucus Panel

(Campus Safety) To describe the back to school transition from a school security standpoint, Campus Safety spoke with Kevin Wren, the Director of Risk, Security and Emergency Management at Rock Hill School District (S.C.) and Guy Grace, the Director of Security and Emergency Planning for Littleton Public Schools (Colo.).

(DomesticPreparedness.com) After a 2013 school shooting in Littleton Colorado, the district’s security team had to figure out how to use the funds acquired from a bond initiative the following year. The security team’s journey toward security technology and infrastructure is a good example for other school systems.

(DomesticPreparedness.com) A mass casualty incident leaves many victims in its wake. Beyond those who are tragically killed, survivors also suffer from the physical and psychological effects of the incident. Unfortunately, the psychologically injured can sometimes go unnoticed. One survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 recounts her story of survival and her journey back to recovery.

(Spokesman-Review) Secure Schools Alliance Executive Director Robert Boyd emphasizes the need for both training and adequate infrastructure spending to keep schools safe.

Officials shared perspective on emergency preparedness measures adopted by the state of Indiana for school security in a panel discussion presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Congressional School Safety Caucus.

(CityLab) Groups are pushing for funding to bolster security infrastructure; some researchers say there are better preemptive measures.

Integrators who are working in or would like to work in the education market can turn to industry associations for help, support and training.

Michele Gay of Safe and Sound Schools speaks at the Congressional School Safety Caucus to raise awareness for more education and funding in school security.

Politicians engage in lot of hand-wringing about secure schools but often overlooked are some effective and relatively easy fixes.

As terrorists overseas increasingly turn to vehicles as weapons, cities across the United States, concerned such attacks could happen here, are ramping up security in public spaces to protect areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.

On 22 May 2017, DomPrep held a panel discussion on “Responders of the Future” at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

The convergence of technology and physical security systems — and E-rate funds — is giving schools new ways to improve the safety systems used to protect students and teachers on school properties.

Panelists to include Sandy Hook parent, Columbine-area school safety director, representatives of Indiana Homeland Security and Education Departments.

(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.

What do Americans think about the state of investment in the nation’s public building stock? A majority believe it needs an upgrade.

(CS Monitor) An L.A. school policy of mandatory bag checks and random metal detector scans fits a nationwide trend of schools beefing up security. But a coalition of educators says that the trend has gone too far.

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