Construction Watch: Michigan high school designed to thwart active shooters

Curved walls are one of several new safety measures being included to shorten sightlines and provide “shadow zones”
By: | September 6, 2019
Under construction: Fruitport High School’s new $48 million building in Michigan includes curved walls for safety.Under construction: Fruitport High School’s new $48 million building in Michigan includes curved walls for safety.

“Natural defenses” against potential active shooter situations are built into the design of Fruitport High School’s new $48 million building in Michigan. There are built-in places for students and staff to hide because design elements shorten sightlines and provide “shadow zones.” Read more.

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A work group comprising Maryland state, county and school officials are meeting to assess and prioritize public school construction needs. The goal will be to provide at least $400 million each year for public school construction. Read more.