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Specially trained dogs might be the next big thing in school violence prevention. The animals, which could cost upwards of $10,000 after training, could be trained to detect firearms and drugs in schools.
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.
Under proposed legislation, schools would have to report when and how their emergency safety drills are conducted.
Prior to the closure of dozens of schools, the city will hire several hundred new Safe Passage workers to shuttle students to their new schools.
Locking all exterior doors, even excepting the main entrance, is a bad move from a first responder standpoint, says the Vancouver report.
The Act is now awaiting a signature from Gov. Perry before teachers with their CHL can receive active shooter response training, including marksmanship under duress.
It is valuable to seek out answers to safer schools. Government and community leaders are looking at a variety of options that include armed guards, stronger gun control, regulation of the video game industry, and identifying better mental health initiatives, among others.
As part of a $4.2 million plan to increase school security, elementary schools in LA will be patrolled by 440 new security aides equipped with vests and radios.
The National School Shield Program recommends a model program that will train school personnel to carry firearms.
An interactive map that pinpoints which Iowa schools do or do not have adequate security forces has drawn the ire of much of the community.