The Popular Mechanics Guide to Safer Schools

Original Article: — Attacks in our schools seem to be occurring with more frequency and with higher intensity. But the response among political and school-district leaders has often been confused and often been understandably inconsistent. Schools are not, in fact, more common targets for mass shootings than other public venues. But as free and

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Use Common Sense When Purchasing Campus Security Technology

Originally Posted: In my line of work, I see a lot of security technology and solutions that are effective. I also see some that are downright silly, impractical or even dangerous.  Unfortunately, when a highly publicized active shooter attack happens on a campus, some people let their fears outweigh their common sense. This makes

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SROs and relationship-based policing

School Resource Officers Advance Safety through Relationship-Based Policing

The Virginia House of Delegates has agreed to a set of school safety recommendations produced by a special committee appointed after the mass violence at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February 2018. Among the recommendations is increased funding for school resource officers (SROs). Secure Schools Alliance Executive Director Robert Boyd spoke with the

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Build US Schools

Public school facilities are inequitably funded. Public school districts rely heavily on local taxes to fund their buildings. On average, states fund only 18% of the cost of school construction and modernization. 12 states pay nothing. Worse, the federal government pays for less than 1%, all through FEMA. All that translates into an annual gap

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Safe and Sound Schools

Article Originally On: Our mission is to support school crisis prevention, response, and recovery, and to protect every school and every student, every day.We have always — and only — focused on school safety. We are firm in our mission and firm in our resolve, and we will continue to provide research-based education, tools,

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