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Security Guards Protect Against Teen Suicide at Railroad Crossing

- A rash of teen suicides has led the Palo Alto Police Department to hire private security to patrol a train crossing where the suicides occurred reports The San Jose Mercury News.

State Legislation: North Carolina: School Security

- A new North Carolina law (formerly A.B. 1327) would allow law enforcement agencies to communicate intelligence about criminal activity to school systems if the activity presents imminent danger to the life of a student or employee of the school.

State Legislation: North Carolina: School Violence

- A new law (formerly S.B. 526) in North Carolina requires public schools to establish programs to prevent bullying and harassment. The law requires schools to address physical, verbal, and electronic harassment and to implement procedures for reporting, investigating, and preventing such behavior. The new law states that having an unpopular viewpoint does not constitute bullying or harassment.

Bullying

- Bullying among children is on the decline throughout Europe and North America, according to a study of data collected over more than a decade. The findings are reported in an article in the International Journal of Public Health.

Countries See Bullying Drop

- A new study published in a leading public health journal finds that bullying among children has declined in many countries.

Pakistan Shuts Down Schools After Suicide Bombings, Increases Security Amid Terrorism Fears

- The Pakistani government has closed the country's schools to protect educational institutions after twin suicide bombings ripped through the International Islamic University (IIU) earlier this week.

Chicago Public School System's Anti-Violence Plan Pins Its Hope on Data Analysis

- The head of Chicago's public school system, Ron Huberman, is hoping data analysis can do what traditional security policies could not: protect those students most at risk of becoming victims of violent crime and then flood them with adult supervision, reports The New York Times.

Philadelphia-Area Schools Invest in Sex Offender Screening Software

- School districts in the Philadelphia area are installing a visitor tracking software solution to screen out sex offenders and other undesireables to prevent them from gaining access to their school buildings' hallways and classrooms, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Fifty-Four Minutes After Midnight

- The head of security at Delaware State University, in Dover, Delaware, discusses how his school activated its crisis management plan when a shooting occurred and some of the lessons learned.

Stay Safe at College

- This two-part DVD helps educators and students address the security concerns surrounding a young person's transistion to college.

Schools Learn Security Lessons

- Security Management interviewed experts around the country to get a snapshot of the security strategies being used to mitigate the formidable range of risks faced by K-12 schools.

Listen to Their Cries: Calling the Nation to Renewal From Columbine to Virginia Tech

- Less a security text and more a call to action, Bove argues leadership, vigilance, and collaboration are the best actions to prevent more school shooting tragedies.

Schooled on Vulnerabilities

- How one university is using security software to make sure that its network protection is based on more than an educated guess.
 




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