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Connecticut Schools Offered $5 Million For School Safety

May 30th, 2013 | Security | 0 Comments

Since the horrific incident of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the idea of school safety has been changed forever. Schools are beginning to look at the safety of their students in a more serious and new light.

The $5 million is from the first round of school security funding under the Competitive Grant Program which is a component of the Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act signed on April 4, 2013. Any school in Connecticut can apply, but only schools in the more desire need will be given to first. Another two $5 million rounds are expected in the next year.

The grants are specifically for making schools a more safe and secure environment. This will include having a clear and structured safety plan of action.

The Safe and Sound at Sandy Hook Initiative Feel School Safety is Being Forgotten

May 16th, 2013 | Security | 0 Comments

A group of parents who lost their children in the horrific Sandy Hook school shooting that took place last year have been working together to raise money for other communities for more secure schools.  Their initiative is called The Safe and Sound at Sandy Hook.

The Safe and Sound at Sandy Hook

However, this group of parents have recently spoke out stating that the new Gun Policy discussions, school safety seems to have been forgotten.  The parents are stating their concerns that with all the discussions going on regarding guns and gun control in the US, school safety is slipping through the cracks.

They want to remind the country that with the incident of Sandy Hook Elementary, the school already had safety procedures put into place.  All visitors were required to sign into the school.  However, if a visitor is able to sign in, what happens when that visitor begins attacking the school?  There are not enough safety procedures for a situation such as that.  Schools can do everything they wish to stop intruders from entering their schools, but they also need to prepare students and faculty for what happens when that intruder successfully enters the school.

What is you’re child’s school doing for safety?

Security Assessments Since Sandy Hook

February 19th, 2013 | Security | 0 Comments

Since the horrific event of Sandy Hook Elementary School, elementary schools across the nation have been analyzing their security measures, putting stronger policies in place, and re-evaluating their system.

Security Assessments Since Sandy Hook

Many schools, have always considered getting a security assessment done, but usually due to budget restraints and higher priorities on the list, a process such as this can get pushed back. However, with the recent events of Sandy Hook Elementary, the task of assessing all security measures has become priority.
Although most people think, “it’s an elementary school…why would such measures need to be done?” – unfortunately it’s become a reality. Schools, whether you are an elementary school, middle school, or high school need to assess their security systems. The most important aspects that need to be analyzed and determined are:

• School emergency and crisis preparedness
• Crime and violence prevention
• Security measures currently in place, and security measures, which should be implemented.
• School-community collaboration
• School employee training
• School police/security personnel

These are just a few of the main areas, which need to be analyzed and determined in order to ensure complete safety. By having a professional security consultant analyze and assess your current situation, then make the appropriate recommendations; you’ll be putting your school in a better position for crisis prevention.

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