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Morning Security Brief: Newtown Funerals Begin, Afghanistan Kidnappings, and More

- Six adults and 20 children were killed in Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school. The first two funerals are scheduled for this morning as schools around the country reassess their security plans.

Auburn Hires Private Security to Make Sure Football Team Keeps Curfew

- Auburn University’s football program has hired private security to keep players from breaking curfew, but the school is reluctant to disclose details of the unique contract.

University of Michigan Combines Safety Offices after Child Porn Incident Highlights Lack of Communication

- The University of Michigan is creating a new campus safety division after an incident where child porn was discovered in the university’s hospital, but not reported for months.

Most U.S. Schools Missing Adequate Pandemic Response Plans

- Researchers surprised at the lack of pandemic preparedness by education institutions after completion of a study assessing disaster preparedness in U.S. schools.

Miami Police Deploy Alerting Software at Select Schools

- The Miami Police Department has joined with Miami-Dade Schools Police Department to deploy a new emergency awareness product at select schools that can instantly and quietly alert police when problems arise.

How One University Enhanced Cybersecurity

- West Virginia University is strengthening its Web application security with a solution from IBM.

Campus Security

- A bill (H.R. 5844) introduced by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) would make clarifications to the Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Bully for You

- Bullying has gone virtual, and schools need to know how to develop policies that address cyberbullying while respecting students’ rights to free speech and other issues.

How One University Enhanced Cybersecurity

- West Virginia University is strengthening its Web application security with a solution from IBM.

Researchers Offer New Solution to Active Shooter Mitigation

- Colleges and universities seeking to reduce casualties on campus during an active shooter incident should invest in networked technologies that would limit the gunman’s access to easy targets.

Hard Lessons

- Virginia Tech has learned hard lessons from the 2007 mass shooting on its campus, and it now works to apply that painful knowledge to prevent a recurrence and to help others avoid a similar tragedy.

Hard Lessons

- Virginia Tech has learned hard lessons from the 2007 mass shooting on its campus, and it now works to apply that painful knowledge to prevent a recurrence and to help others avoid a similar tragedy.

Lawmaker Says Maryland Schools Should be Able to Afford Epinephrine

- The Maryland lawmaker who introduced a bill that would require school personnel to be trained to respond to anaphylaxis says schools should be able to afford the cost of Epi-Pens, despite concerns by school districts over the costs of the medicine.
 




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