Education: K-12

How to Assess Surveillance in K-12 Schools

Start the conversation with administrators and parents about how surveillance can boost safety, district efficiency and investigation success.
By Claire Meyer
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On December 14, 2012, 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were killed, sparking a media storm and a nationwide conversation about the amount of security in U.S. schools.


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Shooting Suspect in Custody at Atlanta-Area School

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 A suspect was taken into custody Tuesday moments after police responded to a call of shots being fired at an Atlanta-area school.


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Iron Gate to be Installed at Sandy Hook School

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The concrete barriers and orange traffic cones blocking the driveway of the elementary school where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators will soon be replaced by a black iron gate that officials hope will improve the property’s image and keep out gawkers.


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2011 Marks Rise in Victimization, Decrease in Gangs in Schools: Study

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The 2012 Indicators of School Crime and Safety report also notes that 77 percent of students (age 12-18) reported having security cameras in their schools.


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Hackers Steal Identity Info of 72,000 at U of Delaware

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A cyberattack on a University of Delaware computer system exposed more than 72,000 people to identity theft and could cost the school millions of dollars.


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Michigan Police, Lawmakers Look to Enforce School Safety Drill Protocols

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Under proposed legislation, schools would have to report when and how their emergency safety drills are conducted.


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Arkansas School District Training Teachers and Staff as Armed Security Officers

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One Arkansas school district is training 20 district employees and allowing them to carry concealed weapons on campus.


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Chicago Schools Security Chief Says New Schools Will Be Safe

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The closing of 50 schools this August in Chicago has prompted comparisons to the violent death of Derrion Albert, with warnings that the new school boundary lines could bring similar tension. 


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New Plano ISD Security Plan Includes Mobile Panic Buttons

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Administrators in the Plano Independent School District have decided on panic buttons to keep students safe in schools.


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Missouri Law Endorses NRA Gun Safety Courses for Children

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The Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program is now an encouraged course for first-graders in the state of Missouri. 


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