Security

1/25/2013

1/25/2013
Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December — a week before the Connecticut school shooting. The semiautomatic rifles look like they belong in a war zone instead of a suburban public school, but officials in this Los Angeles-area city say the high-powered weapons now in the hands of school police could prevent a massacre.
1/25/2013
The Connecticut police investigation into the shooting last month at a Newtown elementary school will continue through June and no criminal prosecution is expected, a state prosecutor said on Thursday.
1/25/2013
Authorities conducted a full investigation Thursday after a Denver-area public school received a bomb threat, according to KDVR.com. The threat was made against the Bruce Randolph School late Wednesday and police searched the campus, the report said. The school remained closed to allow for a full investigation.
1/25/2013

While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.

1/24/2013

1/24/2013

Lawmakers took no action this morning on a proposal to allow school boards to post armed civilians at South Dakota schools.

1/24/2013

The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses.

1/24/2013

For some schools, it may mean police officers are present throughout the day. For others it may mean increased patrols near the campus.

1/23/2013

1/23/2013
Officials plan to add $400,000 of enhanced security at the entrances to Highland Park and Deerfield high schools in coming months.
1/23/2013
San Diego area civic leaders have a new proposal for the second largest school district in California combining mental health training for staff with an endorsement for stronger gun control measures in an effort to increase school safety.

1/17/2013

1/17/2013
Some parents in Newtown are urging the local Board of Education to consider stationing police at all town schools as the board puts together its budget proposal for 2013-2014.
1/17/2013
Following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the nation's leading school safety organization is calling for increased patrols at schools nationwide, but also to include elementary, private and charter schools.

1/16/2013

1/16/2013
Detroit Public Schools officials say two men who stole at least 38 computers from the district are now behind bars. A Detroit Public Schools police investigation, in conjunction with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, led to the arrests and guilty pleas from Cornelius Johnson and Lewis Raymond Buyck, alleged gang members who stole multiple computers from the school system.
1/16/2013
Youth internet addiction has reached a desperate and concerning level — so much so that it's resulting in legal action. Most recently, two California teens were charged with "conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical with food" after one of them drugged her parents' milkshakes to bypass a 10 p.m. internet curfew. When children begin drugging their own parents for extra minutes on the web, the issue has gone from comical to dangerous, and something needs to change.
1/16/2013
There are major concerns as to how a kidnapping was allowed to happen inside a Philadelphia school.
1/16/2013
Superintendent Erroll Davis proposes forming Atlanta Public Schools’ own police force, as other metro Atlanta districts have done. Armed school resource officers would replace school security now provided by Atlanta police officers.

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