Archive for November, 2012

30 Nov 2012

Gun advocates want Montanas to be able to carry on campus

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Securitydirectornews.com. Gun advocates want the state of Montana to allow law abiding people to carry guns on college campuses. Montana has a history of being pro gun so many advocates think that this could become law. They believe it will prevent violence on campuses around the state. [...]

30 Nov 2012

Dangerous Chemical Hazard Forces Evacuation at Urey Hall

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Check out this article on Ucsdguardian.org. The article discusses an early November Decalin chemical hazard at Revelle College in San Diego. The situation was caused by a physics experiment in which students were working with the chemical. The author describes the unstable properties of Decalin and the dangers of exposure. Safety crews worked on removing [...]

30 Nov 2012

Denver cop fatally shoots man wielding Samurai sword – NBC News

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I just read an article on Usnews.nbcnews.com that I thought you should read. On the morning of November 10th, an unidentified suspect attacked a police officer with a samurai sword near Denver, Colorado. The assault happened on the Auraria campus of the Metropolitan State University. The police officer first verbally confronted the man and then [...]

30 Nov 2012

Research shows more students drop out in bullying ‘climates’ – should school security be more active?

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I just read an article on Futurity.org that I thought you should read. A recent online report by the Journal of Educational Psychology states that schools with excessive bullying experience higher dropout rates. The researchers surveyed over 7,000 ninth graders and more than 2,500 teachers in Virginia high schools. The dropout rate was 29% higher [...]

30 Nov 2012

The Case For Random Drug Testing In Schools

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There seems to be a never ending drug problem in our country especially amongst our teenagers. In the USA it’s thought that at least 12% of students will take anabolic steroids to enhance their performance during sporting competitions. Of course, on top of this there is a problem with more common recreational drugs such as [...]

30 Nov 2012

SC Theft of Social Security, Credit Card Data Called Largest Cyberattack on State

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Thecrimereport.org. Cybercrime has become one of the biggest problems in America. In South Carolina recently, hackers stole thousands of social security numbers, credit card numbers and debit card numbers. Please read this is an eye-opening article about this serious and ever growing crime phenomenon and the unhappiness [...]

30 Nov 2012

Dumb Criminal steals ATM machine…very, very slowly! #DailyDumb

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Check out this article on Kfmx.com. Criminals in today’s society seem to be getting dumber and dumber – there are even TV shows out that make fun of these criminals. Criminals have ideas such as breaking into a house through the chimney and breaking into stores through the duct work of a store which causes [...]

29 Nov 2012

Security Questions Arise Following USC Campus Shooting – Students Concerned Security is not big enough

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Check out this article on Aol.com. After a shooting on Halloween that wounded four people at the University of Southern California security at the school has been increased. Interviews with students, however, reveal that many still have concerns over their safety while on campus. How will this impact class and activities at USC as many [...]

29 Nov 2012

Are Schools a Soft Terror Target? This post argues strongly that they are. Do you agree?

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Check out this article on Lawenforcementtoday.com. Ever since 9/11, America has been fighting a war on terror. We have successfully fought in foreign lands and have thwarted several attacks planned on our own soil. But have we overlooked one very vulnerable area? North Little Rock Arkansas School Resource Officer, Keith Phifer, thinks that this a [...]

29 Nov 2012

Boy, 10, shoots himself while playing with gun – NBC News

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Usnews.nbcnews.com. In Philadelphia, PA, a young boy played with a gun and accidentally shot his left thumb on November 4th. He found the gun at the Christy Recreation Center, a playground for kids, on a Sunday afternoon. The 10-year-old boy was treated for the gunshot wound at [...]