Physical Security

Personnel and systems put in place at schools and universities to protect people and property.


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Editor's Focus: Strange But True

Oct. 1, 2015
Over the years, this column has taken a lighthearted look at some of the unique—and sometimes strange—education facilities and business happenings.
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Man arrested after shooting gun from roof of school in Texas

Aug. 24, 2015
No one was injured in Sunday incident at Velasquez Elementary in the Lamar district.
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Michigan district will challenge ruling that allows guns in schools

Aug. 12, 2015
A judge has ruled that the Clio district must allow a man into his daughter's school even when he is openly carrying a gun.
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District in Florida holds off on plan to add more security officers at elementary schools

July 28, 2015
Officials with HIllsborough County schools delay hiring more officers as they assess the security upgrades that already have been carried out.
Some of the ladybugs released into a Maryland high school as a senior prank.

Prank or Crime? Students break into school, release 72,000 ladybugs

May 26, 2015
Several students at Chopticon High School in Morganza, Md., face criminal charges after senior prank, but fellow students say it was a harmless joke.


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eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.
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Rioting forces Baltimore public schools to close

April 28, 2015
Officials take action to protect the safety of students
Students were evacuated from North Thurston High School in Lacey, Wash., after shots were fired Monday morning.

Teacher hailed as hero after tackling student who fired gun (w/Video)

April 27, 2015
Two shots were fired, but no one was injured at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Wash.
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Smart security

Sept. 1, 2014
Security design enhancements can help optimize school safety.
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Healthy inquiry

July 1, 2014
Understanding the potential benefits of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) for schools.