Last Wednesday, teachers at Allegany-Limestone Elementary School were given buckets full of medical supplies and other materials that would help secure their classroom in the event of an active-shooter incident.
Integration of security and fire alarms in facility design and emergency response planning is vitally important in today’s threat environment.
- By April Musser PE, CFPS, MBA
Osage Hills School in Bartlesville, Okla., has installed shelters in classrooms to protect students and staff during storms and other emergencies.
Michigan State Representatives Angela Witwer and Jeff Yaroch introduced Tuesday a package aimed at improving school safety practices in the state.
The cubes have been designed and tested to withstand the force of tornadoes with wind speeds of 261-318 mph. Quitman officials maximized the protection the cubes could offer by adding Ballistic Level III military-grade steel, which can resist rounds from semi-automatic weapons.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, a small fire broke out in a reading intervention classroom at Sierra House. The fire was caused by electrical overload, contained to the one classroom and quickly extinguished. The school reopened on Nov. 14.
Following a string of false alarms, Columbia has stationed public safety officers in the East Campus residence hall.
Worried about gun violence, 20 Illinois schools install emergency boxes that notify police.
Fire safety tips for students living on campus.
The Department of Homeland Security is offering school districts funding for student trauma training programs.