The predominantly female 5,000 school safety agents in New York City have signed on to a class action lawsuit accusing the city of paying them less than special officers who perform similar work at homeless shelters and hospitals, a force that is predominantly male.
Following the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December, many education officials are looking to implement stronger security protocols, especially where active shooter incidents are concerned.
With 73 schools serving nearly 42,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, the Caddo Parish Public School District in Shreveport, Louisiana realized it faced numerous challenges to sufficiently secure and monitor campus activity to keep students and faculty safe.
“Safety Above All Else” has always been Houston Independent School District’s (ISD’s) number one core value. As the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States, the district is dedicated to providing every student the best possible education.
The Cobb County School District (CCSD), the second largest school system in Georgia, which serves more than 106,000 students with a total of 114 schools, upgraded access at its elementary schools with a Schlage card access control system that helps ensure security for students and staff.
What does Dr. Park Dietz, one of the world’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, want you to know about mitigating workplace violence? Read his guide on warning signs and prevention, along with features and columns on RFID technology, mobile credential standards, security convergence, CSO interview questions and more in our February 2017 edition of Security magazine.