Campus safety programs found wanting at Massachusetts colleges

June 26, 2008
Report says higher-education institutions have been slow to boost security practices

Massachusetts public colleges and universities have been slow to adopt widely accepted security practices since last year's Virginia Tech massacre, in many cases failing to apply basic measures, according to a report that calls for sweeping changes. The report says most state colleges do not use security cameras, have gun-carrying police officers, or train faculty and staff to recognize troubled students and employees. The report urges the state's 29 public colleges to take immediate steps to rectify the deficiencies.

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