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Teaching School-Violence Prevention

- Schools must teach everyone from staff to parents how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of violence.

District Offers Security Lessons

- How one school district is improving the grade of its security, starting with its largest high school.

Elsewhere in the Courts: School Safety

- 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.

Benefits of a Master Plan

- Learn how one university developed a security master plan to help it meet the evolving needs of new facilities.

Academic Culture, Understaffing Blamed for Higher Ed IT Insecurity

- Eighty-six information security incidents have been reported on college and university networks in the first five-and-a-half months of 2008.

Homeland Security Hits High Schools

- 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.

Virginia Tech Massacre Leads to New Safety Nets on Campuses

- 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.

Teaming Up to Reduce Risk

- Universities are using threat assessment teams to help identify at-risk students and keep them from harming themselves or others.Sidebar: Navigating Privacy Protections

Legislation Seeks DHS Grants for Schools

- Representative Bob Etheridge (D-NC) has drafted legislation that explicitly states schools are eligible for homeland security block grants.

Oklahoma Bill Allows Concealed Weapons on Campus

- A law passed by the Oklahoma State House yesterday allows people with training to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

School Safety

- School crime rates are holding steady, a new report informs, after falling for more than a decade.

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.

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