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Morning Security Brief: Ebola Update, Frenchmen in ISIS Beheading Video, FSU Shooting, and N.Y. Snowstorm

- Sierra Leone is struggling to reign in the Ebola epidemic, and Liberia is accused of not distributing resources properly. France has identified two French citizens taking part in the most recent ISIS beheading video. A gunman opened fire at Florida State University, injuring three before he was killed. And the record snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y., may turn into floods this weekend.

A Voice in the Storm

-  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enlisted the help of an engineering firm to upgrade its mass notification system.

The Top Five Solutions To Prevent Violence in Schools

- Top considerations for preventing school violence.

College Campus Meets Urban

- Columbia College Chicago relies on partnerships, personnel, and technology to protect its unique urban campus.


- Cyberbullying has tripled over the last year, according to McAfee’s 2014 Teens and the Screen Study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying. The study found that 87 percent of youth reported witnessing cyberbullying over the last year, compared to the previous study in which just 27 percent said they had observed cruel online behavior.

Assessing the Academy

- After quadrupling in size in less than 10 years, the Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy upgrades its access control system.

Reviewing Lessons on School Safety

- Schools are defending against potential active-shooter situations with training sessions, physical security improvements, and programs addressing root causes.

One Campus, Many Devices

- Mobile device enrollment solutions make it easier to authenticate thousands of users onto a wireless network.

A Campus Response to Crisis

- A campus response team implements important parts of the violence prevention plan, such as disseminating clear policies, promoting threat awareness, providing rapid response, and aiding in recovery.

Practical Protection Plans

- 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.

Shedding Light On Sandy Hook

- Lessons learned from Sandy Hook.

School Security

- Video Insight and STANLEY Security offer grants to schools for security equipment. Video Insight donates equipment to one school each month, and STANLEY Security provides four grants at the end of the year, based on a contest held in the autumn.

Ending Campus Violence: New Approaches to Prevention

- This timely and comprehensive study of school and campus violence is expertly compiled into a multidisciplinary summary that is understandable for anyone involved with campus safety.

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