Archive for Campus Security

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 […]

14 Jan 2013

School Safety Security Plan Review Checklist: What Would You Do If 911 Failed?

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As part of our school safety security plan review checklist I want to take you back to an incident from the summer of 2012 when Murphy’s Law struck and 911 failed and ask you what would you do? On June 29, 2012, a derecho, a thunderstorm similar to a hurricane making landfall, struck Northern Virginia. […]

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 […]

08 Jan 2013

Debate Of The Week: School Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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This week’s string of expert posts look at the issue of School Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Is your school prepared for the unexpected? Are safeguards in place should 911 fail or an active shooter event take place? How safe are your kids under such plans? Is your school being effectively patrolled? When was the last […]

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 […]