Over $83 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities improve school security and protect students, teachers and faculty from threats of violence, according to a recent announcement from U.S. Attorney Bill Powell. “Schools should be a safe haven for students, a place to learn and grow. No child, parent, or educator should […]
Many school districts across the U.S. are updating their plans for preparing for possible closures surrounding the spread of coronavirus. Although health officials indicate the risk of exposure to the virus is still extremely low, when asked if there is a plan to close U.S. schools if the virus continues to spread, Health and Human […]
Evolv Technology, a maker of weapons detection systems, announces two of South Carolina’s 20 largest school districts are the first in the nation to install the company’s weapons screening and threat detection systems. Spartanburg County District 6 — the 20th largest school district with approximately 11,500 students — and Florence 1 — the 11th largest […]
Viking Electronics introduces PB-3-IP, a new VoIP emergency panic button. The panic button is designed to mount under a desk or a countertop and enables a user to make a silent emergency call, according to the company. The button’s blue LED will light when pressed, indicating an emergency call is in process. A built-in auto dialer will […]
Patriot One Threat Detection has received a purchase order for its PATSCAN multisensor threat detection platform for the Mt. Healthy City School District in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. The solution will be deployed by Patriot One Technologies’ security system integrator/reseller partner, Ginter Electrical, of Ohio. “We’re excited with our growing list of deployments of our PATSCAN […]
After a North Carolina school district spent over $1 million on a panic button system, it isn’t working. Following the 2017 Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ former superintendent Clayton Wilcox urged the district to install a panic alarm system. On Oct. 28, 2018, school violence directly affected a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school when a 16-year-old student was […]
We’re sure your campus workplace’s health & safety departments have already considered this. But as IT professionals, perhaps you have more sway in the digital dissemination of critical information. So, we’re borrowing this list of steps for preventing coronavirus at schools from our sister site, Campus Safety for you to do with as you see fit. Several […]
Phony coronavirus social media alerts have interrupted Toronto and Hamilton, Canada colleges and universities and one U.S. school district. IT and technology managers are encouraged to help stem the tide of unwarranted panic. One post claiming that Ryerson University students were admitted to the hospital with the virus was declared phony by school officials, reports […]
No matter what your workplace consists of, or where it is located, you’re going to need some sort of safety procedure plan.
Much of the latest news has worried the American public that a nuclear attack may not be a farfetched idea. Here’s how your campus should react.