Schools: Best Practices \ Case Studies
07/28/2008 - How one school district is improving the grade of its security, starting with its largest high school.
Legal Report: Legal Issues
07/28/2008 - An Illinois appellate court has ruled that the parents of a child molested by her school bus driver can proceed with her lawsuit against the school. The school argued that it was not a common carrier and could not, therefore, be held liable for Green’s claims of negligent hiring, assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. (Under state law common carriers are liable for the wrongdoing of employees regardless of whether that employee was acting within the scope of employment.) The court ruled that the school was not a common carrier but, because of the special nature of its relationship to students, it owed an even higher duty of care to the plaintiff’s daughter.
Marketplace: Best Practices \ Case Studies
05/28/2008 - Learn how one university developed a security master plan to help it meet the evolving needs of new facilities.
Daily Headline : IT Security
05/16/2008 - Eighty-six information security incidents have been reported on college and university networks in the first five-and-a-half months of 2008.
Intelligence: Homeland Security
04/29/2008 - The Department of Homeland Security has sponsored a program that teaches high school students how to deal with fires as well as the science behind them.
Daily Headline : School Security
04/16/2008 - Campuses have strengthened or created behavioral threat assessment teams to identify students who pose a risk to themselves or others in an effort to prevent bloodshed on campus.
Schools: School Security
03/24/2008 - Universities are using threat assessment teams to help identify at-risk students and keep them from harming themselves or others.Sidebar: Navigating Privacy Protections
Daily Headline : Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
03/19/2008 - Representative Bob Etheridge (D-NC) has drafted legislation that explicitly states schools are eligible for homeland security block grants.
Daily Headline : Legislation
03/14/2008 - A law passed by the Oklahoma State House yesterday allows people with training to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.
Beyond Print: Crime
02/29/2008 - School crime rates are holding steady, a new report informs, after falling for more than a decade.
Daily Headline : Crime
02/20/2008 - Critics say gun law loopholes allow mentally ill people access to firearms.
Daily Headline : Research & Studies
02/19/2008 - Funds sought for study to secure open public environments.
Daily Headline : Physical Security
02/15/2008 - Yesterday's tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University again highlights the need for schools to have alert plans.