Physical security decisions come down to two categories: Thou shalt and thou should. We must bear this in mind as we create safe havens across our campuses and schools.
In an ideal world, one touch would be all it takes for a teacher to alert school safety teams that they are in danger. However, the reality is that teachers often must be in a specific place to press a button or must remember a series of steps to activate an alert.
Officials from the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the country, have confirmed that the district was hit with a cyberattack over Labor Day weekend, according to national news.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board has voted unanimously to fire Pete Arredondo, the police chief who helmed law enforcement’s response to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.
The most violent year to date for school shootings was 2021, with 193 people killed or wounded. Thus far this year, there have already been 145 victims. This is unacceptable and unconscionable.
The complexity and frequency of school safety threats has steadily increased over the last decade—and not only in the ways we’ve come to expect.
A Texas House committee investigating the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, released a preliminary report on Sunday.
Local news reports that several teenagers arrested in Donna, Texas, have admitted to planning a school shooting.
National news reports that a man who tried entering a Gadsden, Ala., elementary school while a summer program was in session was shot and killed by police on Thursday morning.
On Sunday, May 29, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will be conducting a review of local law enforcement’s response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School last week.
- By Ralph C. Jensen, Matt Jones