Archive for Campus Security News

15 Jan 2013

5 years after Virginia Tech, campuses improve safety

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Bgnews.com. After the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, the university has taken massive steps to improve campus safety with a widespread communication system throughout the campus. There is an optional text and email alert system in place, in addition to the TV and computer screens around the […]

14 Jan 2013

Do armed guards really make schools safer?

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Interesting article posted on Capitolweekly.net. Increasing violence in schools can prompt safety measures that may not work. There may be recommendations from officials for extra reinforcements to the ones already in place. It may not be a financial, sustainable approach. It could even do damage, being too much after the fact. There may be ways […]

14 Jan 2013

I Was a Suspected School Shooter

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Check out this article on Vice.com. The school shooting in Newtown last month shocked many. but what effect did it have on others who had been considered capable of such an act? Gina Tron grew up in a small, poor town in Vermont. With a morbid sense of humor, strange dress sense, and poor social […]

11 Jan 2013

Hospital uses high-tech stickers on visitor passes to improve security

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Check out this blog post on Medcitynews.com. New security measures have been put into place at a North Carolina medical center. Technology has made it possible for the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to expedite their security processes by creating a “self-expiring” visitor pass that slowly turns into a stop sign once the visitor’s time […]

11 Jan 2013

Alabama Teachers Undergo School Shooter Training After Newtown Massacre

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Just read this on Huffingtonpost.com. Alabama teachers have wanted to learn how to shoot guns following the Newtown tragedy. They feel that if they are armed, they could prevent future shootings. Conservatives support arming teachers. However some are saying that this is the wrong step. The fact is they feel that more guns will only […]

11 Jan 2013

Emergency preparedness losing ground due to budget cuts

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Interesting article posted on Ama-assn.org. Health emergencies are no longer a top priority. For more than a decade the country has made continued progress in regards to ensuring that public health is protected and states were prepared in case of a health emergency. But recent studies show that this progress has slowed due to the […]

11 Jan 2013

Hospital to check ER patients for guns and weapons

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Securitydirectornews.com. A hospital in California has announced that it will begin using metal detectors on all non trauma patients visiting their emergency room facilities. This plan is in response to a general concern for the safety of its emergency room staff after reports that patients frequently bring […]

07 Jan 2013

Ways of Deterring Crime on Campus

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Security-today.com. This article is about crime in schools no matter what the grade level and that something needs to be done to ensure safety in schools all over the country. Some schools are big and have other buildings which make it hard to cover all areas of […]