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.
With more than 600 staff members, the Spring Lake Park School District serves more than 5,100 students and their families from Blaine, Spring Lake Park and Fridley – three suburbs just north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
Jason Glissman, head locksmith for the last nine years with the Lodi Unified School District (LodiUSD), decided to replace several of the locksets used throughout the District with 11 Line bored locks from SarGent Manufacturing Company.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.