02/26/2014 - Without a lot of fanfare, two school systems have developed sensible approaches to protecting students and staff. Learn how Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland prepare for uncertainty.
12/30/2013 - This book provides a holistic approach to assessing the challenges involved in school safety through thoughtful pieces by the editor and 15 contributors. The book is divided into four major sections: school security, school safety, emergency management, and program development and execution.
10/22/2013 - A school shooting in Reno, Nevada, has left one teacher and the shooter dead; Google unveils Project Shield, which offers free cyber protection to news and human rights organizations; details on the TSA's prescreening program, which has expanded to search databases containing more personal information; and more.
10/01/2013 - A majority of the Department of Homeland Security's work force will remain on the job during the U.S. government shutdown; two Marine Corps leaders are ordered to retire early after a security breach last year on a base in Afghanistan; Nigeria adds more security in and around schools after a deadly shooting on a university campus; and more.
09/30/2013 - Kentucky has become the third state to require that students be read their Miranda rights before being questioned by a principal or school administrator if a law enforcement officer or school resource officer is present.
08/07/2013 - Schools are exploring ways to increase the odds of survival in an active-shooter situation during the time before police arrive. The traditional lockdown is still being encouraged, but training is evolving to include other components.
07/19/2013 - Schools are exploring ways to increase the odds of survival in an active-shooter situation during the time before police arrive. The traditional lockdown is still being encouraged, but training is evolving to include other components.
01/02/2013 - The paper that published gun-owner information has hired armed security officers. Schools are increasing police presence. Alabama has released an active-shooter incident training video. A hacked server at Penn State may have given up personal information on former students.