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Gun Laws Criticized After NIU Massacre

- Critics say gun law loopholes allow mentally ill people access to firearms.

Virginia Tech, Kaine Lobby for Campus Security Study

- Funds sought for study to secure open public environments.

Illinois Campus Shooting Tests Security Plan--Also, Shooter Off Meds But Had No Prior Police Contact

- Yesterday's tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University again highlights the need for schools to have alert plans.

Surveillance Learning Curve

- Lessons learned as one school district upgraded to an IP-video system.

An Urgent Message

- One school district tells how it uses a new mass notification system to alert parents to problems large and small.

State Legislation: Arkansas: School Safety

- A new Arkansas law (formerly H.B. 1041) requires that courts notify school districts when a student has been ordered to stay away from another student. Schools will also be notified when such restrictions are lifted.

Review: Campus Safety

- A federal appeals court has ruled that a university cannot be held liable for an accident that killed 12 students and injured 27 others. The school, ruled the court, is protected from such lawsuits by qualified immunity—a legal theory that prevents government officials from being sued except in cases where a person’s constitutional rights are knowingly violated.

Youth Violence

- After reviewing over 600 youth violence prevention programs, the University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence has chosen the 11 best.

Murders at Schools Drop

- School associated homicides account for less than 1 percent of all murders in the same age group.

School Improves Image

- A new digital camera system has helped administrators at one Canadian school identify thieves and vandals while keeping students safe.

Canvassing the Campus

- How universities are addressing risks that range from terrorism to identity theft.

School Crime Did Not Rise in 2005

- A student is 50 times more likely to be murdered away from school, says the Department of Justice.

Many Colleges Not Seeing Clery

- When a LaSalle University female student was allegedly raped by two of the school's basketball players in June, the case grabbed national headlines. But many serious crimes on campus continue to go unnoticed, despite the Clery Act's mandate that colleges and universities that receive federal funds report crime data. That's underscored by data that the nonprofit group Security On Campus (SOC) obtained from the Department of Education (DOE). The data showed that since mid-2002, 123 schools violated the Clery Act.
 




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