EDUCATION

Keeping Children Safe in Public and Private K-12 Schools

As a school administrator, your top priority is educating children while maintaining a safe environment for children, teachers, administrators, faculty and other staff members in all of your buildings. While keeping children safe in the past was as simple as having locked exterior doors and an intercom entry system, this is no longer the case. School administrators are faced with the challenge of needing to protect schools from predators that may attempt to forcibly enter the building and from those who already have access to the building. With the increase of school shooting occurrences, school administrators are now tasked with keeping children and faculty safe from both the inside and out.

What this means is the security many school buildings have in place now, whether public or private, are likely not enough to create a safe environment. If you are a school administrator for a public or private K-12 school in Indiana, then you need to seriously evaluate the security measures you have in place and determine whether your school security system is outdated.

School safety is a growing concern for school administrators for good reason. In fact, recent studies have found that children who are bullied in school are twice as likely to bring a weapon to school. The study also stated that 1 in 5 children reported being bullied, which means that the number of children who may potentially bring a weapon to school is staggeringly high. Another study by the CDC found that nationwide 5.4% of students reported bringing a weapon (gun, knife or club) to school at least one day during the school year. Additionally, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the average length of time for an Active Shooter incident in a school is 12.5 minutes which means that every second counts.

New York School Security Systems for Educational Institutions

Solutions from Industry Alarm can help manage any security and safety challenges for both public and private K-12 schools in Indiana. Industry Alarm is a full-service security camera system installer with 15 years of experience in installing school security cameras security cameras and access control systems.

 

Further reading:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/11/22/peds.2017-0353
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/11/22/peds.2017-3033
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6104a1.htm

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