07/26/2012 - 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.
07/23/2012 - 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.
05/29/2012 - The Supreme Court of California has ruled that a student who was sexually abused by his high school guidance counselor may pursue his liability claim against the school district. The court ruled that the district may be held vicariously liable if it failed to adequately supervise the counselor.
05/25/2012 - Maryland Gov. Martin O' Malley signs a bill into law that requires schools to establish a policy to authorize employees to administer auto–injectable epinephrine in allergy emergencies. Only Nebraska and Virginia have similar laws.
04/16/2012 - An investigation into the police pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis last November finds no evidence to support the university's claims that police were protecting students from nonstudents, according to a task force report.
04/04/2012 - Lack of life balance paired with stress from high academic expectations are common threads among campus shootings with multiple victims says James Alan Fox, criminology professor at Northeastern University.
04/02/2012 - Virginia Tech didn’t violate federal law when it took two hours to notify students of the first shootings in a 2007 incident that left 32 people dead before the shooter, Seung Hui Cho, took his own life, ruled the U.S. Department of Education’s chief administrative judge on Friday.
03/23/2012 - The National Counterterrorism Center can now hold private citizens’ information for five years. In Brazil, school uniforms are being fitted with locator chips. Regulations (and the lack of standards) make weapons and issue for maritime security outfits. And more.
03/22/2012 - Some universities are adding dedicated safety and security managers to help staff and students in their study-abroad programs, and analysts try to determine the best ways to measure counterinsurgency effectiveness.