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Calls For National School Security Guidance Grow As State Requirements Scrutinized - Campus Safety

Calls For National School Security Guidance Grow As State Requirements Scrutinized - Campus Safety | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Advocates say a new study on school facility security standards supports the demand for more guidance.
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Lessons Learned from Averted Acts of School Violence - Campus Safety

Lessons Learned from Averted Acts of School Violence - Campus Safety | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
By submitting and reviewing ASV reports to the Police Foundation, you can better protect your own school or college, as well as help other campus safety professionals across the country to improve security.
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Classroom Barricade Devices: A Dangerous Violation of Federal Laws - Campus Safety

Classroom Barricade Devices: A Dangerous Violation of Federal Laws - Campus Safety | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Most classroom barricade devices violate ADA, NFPA and other federal codes that are designed to enable individuals with disabilities to quickly evacuate a dangerous situation.
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U.S. Army Active Shooter Virtual Training Expands to Teachers

U.S. Army Active Shooter Virtual Training Expands to Teachers | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The program was created by the U.S. Army and the Department of Homeland Security and has been used by police officers and first responders.
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Roblox iPad game: 'Paedophiles can easily groom kids in chat rooms', warns father - Kidspot

Roblox iPad game: 'Paedophiles can easily groom kids in chat rooms', warns father - Kidspot | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
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School threats could be latest in school "swatting"

School threats could be latest in school "swatting" | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Threats made against schools across the United States led to the evacuation of students Monday in what could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools.
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Malaysia school shut amid 'mass hysteria' over sightings of a black figure

Malaysia school shut amid 'mass hysteria' over sightings of a black figure | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
A school in Malaysia was forced to close after sightings of a mysterious "black figure" sparked a suspected outbreak of "mass hysteria". The panic began last Monday when several students and teachers in the city of Kota Bharu said they had seen a "black figure" in the school.
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And you thought you were having a bad school week
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Are mass shootings contagious? Some scientists who study how viruses spread say yes.

Are mass shootings contagious? Some scientists who study how viruses spread say yes. | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The chance of a mass shooting spikes during the 13-day period after a rampage, a study found.
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Columbine shooter's mother still cringes at idea of copycats

Columbine shooter's mother still cringes at idea of copycats | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Sue Klebold doesn't break down in tears anymore when she learns about another mass shooting. 
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Active Shooter Protocols - Law Officer

Active Shooter Protocols - Law Officer | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Here at Law Officer we take pride in the expertise of our columnists. The majority are full time cops and are not only contributors to Law Officer but also are considered worldwide experts.  Bill Gage is one of ours and we are grateful to have him. Here is his recent interview on C-Span.
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Report: High school dismissed warning signs before shooting

Report: High school dismissed warning signs before shooting | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Administrators at a suburban Denver high school dismissed increasingly obvious warning signs that a troubled student was a threat before he killed a classmate and himself two years ago, a report released Monday shows.Arapahoe High School staff poorly gauged the rising threat Karl Pierson, 18, posed months before he stormed the school with a shotgun, a machete and homemade bombs and shot Claire Davis, 17, in December 2013, according to the 141-page report by the University of Colorado's Center...
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Tuscumbia moving closer to SROs in all schools | News | timesdaily.com

Tuscumbia moving closer to SROs in all schools | News | timesdaily.com | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
TUSCUMBIA — Mayor Kerry Underwood said the city and Tuscumbia Board of Education are moving closer to a partnership that will put police officers in all four city schools.
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A grim task: Preserving mementos from the Florida shooting

A grim task: Preserving mementos from the Florida shooting | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
PARKLAND, Fla. — Parkland's historians and city officials are aiming to save mementos left at the vast makeshift shrines in the aftermath of a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people.Gifts have continued to expand thes
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Unfortunately, memorializing these type of events is an important part of the healing process and one that should not be taken lightly.  Not something that is a normal part of school safety planning.
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Florida school shooting: How was killer able to get around school security?

Florida school shooting: How was killer able to get around school security? | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High has fences, gates and emergency procedures to keep students safe, but a determined gunman found a way around them. He came when he knew the gates would be open and set off a fire alarm that would dismantle a safet
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AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students

AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students
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Suspect may have killed father before opening fire at S. Carolina school

Suspect may have killed father before opening fire at S. Carolina school | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it

A teenager is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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The history of the AR-15, the weapon that had a hand in the United States’ worst mass shooting

The history of the AR-15, the weapon that had a hand in the United States’ worst mass shooting | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The preferred weapon of America's mass shooters was cooked up in a Hollywood garage.
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So it's a fair question (and lots of the usual people are going there) - do we focus on the gun (or type of gun)? or should we focus on the person behind the gun? Or perhaps we need to focus on both?
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California school district allows staff to carry guns on campus

California school district allows staff to carry guns on campus | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Another school district in California will now allow staff members to carry concealed weapons on campus. 
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S.C. student charged after sharing nude photo of teacher

S.C. student charged after sharing nude photo of teacher | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Authorities say a high school student who went through his teacher's cellphone, found a nude picture of her and posted it online has been charged with a computer crime and voyeurism.
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Eight people injured in Canada school stabbing, student held

Eight people injured in Canada school stabbing, student held | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Eight people were injured and a female student was in custody after a stabbing at a Canadian high school east of Toronto, police said on Tuesday.
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Guarding the Front Door: School Visitor Management Best Practices

Guarding the Front Door: School Visitor Management Best Practices | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
K-12 campuses should combine building design, video surveillance, and guest management systems.
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Five dead, two critically hurt in Canada school shooting - prime minister

Five dead, two critically hurt in Canada school shooting - prime minister | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
ive people were killed and two critically injured in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday and a suspect is in custody, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
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