There seems to be a horrific trend as of late with school shootings. Unfortunately, many schools have had to reevaluate their security systems and have had to add protocols in the event of attackers on their premise. There has been some research as of late to strengthen school security by implementing some of these procedures.
Some schools have installed a camera-equipped doorbell. When you ring the doorbell, school employees inside, are immediately able to see you, both through a window and on a security camera. The person in charge of viewing the monitor may be able to determine the mood of that person by his/hers facial expressions. (more…)
There is much to learn about this recent trend of school shootings. We can implement ways to boost security to help prevent, or at least reduce an attack by a shooter.
There is no perfect way to stop an armed and determined attacker; however there are practices that will help secure your K-5 school entrances. The object of these strategies is to limit your entry points to delay an intruder for police to respond and for school administrators to communicate with teachers and campus staff. At this time the school can be on lockdown and/or evacuate the students, depending on the situation.
Here are some methods you should consider: (more…)
Back to School season usually means lots of preparations are in store. In the midst of school shopping, lunch packing and the course planning have you taken the time to also consider your child’s safety?
Here are some helpful back to school safety tips that can help you gain insight to your child’s day to day routine (more…)
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook—these memories are seared into the mind of this American generation. Most, however, fail to remember Hillside Elementary School, Santa Monica College, Northwest High School, and the dozens of other schools attacked in this country since the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012. Frighteningly, school shootings have become so commonplace in America that our country has grown numb to them. Instead of searching for solutions and proposing a national plan of action against this intrusion, we have accepted school shootings as a tragic norm. (more…)
Some people might argue that having outdoor security camera systems for schools is a waste of the school’s or tax payer’s money, but there are benefits to having these systems. They can provide a level of safety and security, making both children and their parents feel safer about going to school each day. Cameras in educational facilities are great tool to watch out for major crimes, such as school shootings, or to prevent robberies and other crimes, but they can be used in many other beneficial ways. Security cameras can help to keep kids safe as well as keeping schools running smoothly. (more…)
Our nation’s schools are faced with ongoing and growing threats: Violence, Drugs, Bullying, Crime, Natural Disasters and even Terrorism. Is your child’s school prepared for such events? As a parent you have the right to question any area that you may feel is lacking when it comes to your child’s safety.
In addition to basic safety procedures you should verify with your child’s school that they have a plan to address and prevent violence. The first step of your inspection should be to ask campus officials whether they have a strong hold on areas of the facility where violence usually occurs such as: (more…)