Tags public safety

Here are the U.S. universities that have closed due to coronavirus

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

The list of higher education institutions to move classes online out of concern for the health and safety of their students continues to grow.

Historical flood data could help first responders spot trouble early

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

Researchers at Texas A&M University developed a new tool they say could provide a new technique for anticipating major flooding events.

North Carolina schools use mapping tools to improve school safety

by Colin Wood • 3 years ago

Applications for risk management planning and mapping are helping school administrators better coordinate with emergency response agencies.

Virginia doubles funding for school-security technologies

by Colin Wood • 3 years ago

Hundreds of schools across the commonwealth will share $6 million in funding, which is set to double next year amid concerns of gun violence.

Florida 'student safety' database fell short, commission says

by Katya Schwenk • 3 years ago

Some officials say it adds little new functionality for law enforcement, while others claim the governor's request was "impossible" from the start.

More schools are buying mobile 'panic buttons' for shooter scenarios

by Katya Schwenk • 3 years ago

Oklahoma schools are among the latest to invest in the technology, spending $3 million on a mobile platform to be used by more than 500 districts.

Florida's statewide student data project alarms privacy groups

by Katya Schwenk • 3 years ago

Civil rights watchdogs say the data-collection project to prevent school gun violence is being pushed into students' lives haphazardly.

FirstNet inks first school district for public safety network

by Ryan Johnston • 4 years ago

Schools in part of the Spartanburg, South Carolina, area will receive FirstNet-enabled devices and app ecosystem access.