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Is the Next School Board Shooter Coming to Your Meeting?

Posted by on December 16, 2010

Economic problems. Mental health issues. Frustrations at a boiling point. Does this describe anyone in your school community?  Could they be the next person to walk through your school’s Administration Building doors or  into your next school board meeting? In a December 15, 2010, article entitled, “School board shooter in Florida had frustrated, turbulent life along […]

School Board Shooting Points to Administration Security Needs

Posted by on December 15, 2010

A shooting at a Bay District Schools’ board meeting in Florida on Tuesday illustrates the need for school boards and superintendents to include security and crisis planning measures at school administration buildings and support sites. Security is often neglected for school district central office buildings, board meetings, and other administrative sites.  Well-intended board members, superintendents, and […]

Are School Security Plans Ready for School Board Meeting Disruptions?

Posted by on August 1, 2010

The Wake County (NC) school district spent $20,960 since December for increased security at school board meetings because of concerns about protesters.  The conflicts involve protesters opposing the elimination of the district’s socioeconomic diversity policy involving student assignments. Large crowds lead the district to hire off-duty Raleigh police and private security officers. Previously, the district had no armed security at board […]