In a grim reminder that mass shootings have become a fact of life in America, school districts across the USA this fall are opting for more locked doors, more visitor check-ins and more surveillance equipment.
The remote fob can be conveniently worn around the neck or on the wrist so that it is immediately accessible by teachers and staff. Like many other lockdown solutions from Ingersoll Rand, the Schlage CO-220 Standalone classroom security lock provides visual lockdown indication from inside the classroom. When the remote fob is pressed a red flashing light on the inside of the CO-220 lock indicates the lock is secure.
In an effort to better shield classrooms from convicted felons, Kansas is moving toward requiring certain educators to submit fingerprints when renewing their teacher licenses so they can be checked against a state criminal database.
Geo Listening has been contracted by the Glendale USD in north Los Angeles to monitor social media activities of the district's middle and high schoolers. They will be looking for subjects related to depression, despair, online bullying, hate speech, or other words or phrases that may indicate health issues or possible violation of school codes of conduct.
Pressed by law enforcement, civil-rights advocates and the realization that the way they disciplined students was failing, schools are keeping on campus more kids who talk back, throw tantrums or even threaten teachers.
A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.
Arrests in Connecticut schools dropped 13.5 percent from 2008 to 2011, but hundreds of the arrests made in 2011 were for minor policy violations such as throwing erasers, shouting, or leaving class without permission, a new report says.
A state board has voted to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators, and other staff as armed guards, despite a warning from the state's top attorney that the licensing law they relied upon was intended for private businesses.
After initially voting to revoke two districts' licenses classifying them as private security firms, the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies decided to allow the schools to keep them for two more years. The panel had voted to suspend the schools' licenses last month after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said they shouldn't have been issued to the schools.
In recent years, media attention, state mandates and research on bullying have prompted dozens of school districts across Illinois — including at least 10 in the Chicago suburbs — to try a more inclusive approach that addresses peer aggression while instilling a broader message of respect.