De Blasio Calls For New Drills, Unannounced Weapons Checks In SchoolsMayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday called for new drills and unannounced weapons checks in New York City schools, one day after a Bronx student was arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up the school.
New York State Senator Calls For Tighter Security In SchoolsIn the wake of a shooting that left 17 people dead in a South Florida high school this week, a New York state senator was calling for tighter school security Thursday.
Connecticut Senator Seeks To Make Phoned-In Threats To Schools A FelonySen. Tony Hwang wants to put an end to the trauma suffered by parents, teachers and children when threats against schools are made.
Union: Jersey City School District Ran Secret Security Preparedness DrillSecurity Guards at one elementary school in Jersey City said it could have been a tense situation. They told their union that on Sept. 12 a man with a gun tried to get into the school.
Malloy Announces School Security Grants; Expert Wants Anti-Bullying FundsSchools in 36 districts across Connecticut will receive $5 million in state grants to improve security in response to the Newtown school shootings, Malloy announced Wednesday.
School Security Task Force Set Up For Bergen CountyOfficials in Bergen County, N.J., formed a task force Monday to focus on school security assessments.
Free Safety Audits Offered To Help Bergen County Public Schools 'Plan For The Worst'The Bergen County Prosecutor's office is also preparing a training video for school officials on how to handle an active shooter situation. There are 318 public school buildings in Bergen County.
School Safety Forum Held On Long IslandEducators and security experts came together to discuss everything from installing new cameras, lockdown systems and to remind everyone that if you see something, say something.
Residents In Cash-Strapped Rockland County School District Enact 'Parent Patrol' SecurityThere was a clash Wednesday over school security, or what appears to be a complete lack of it in some Tri-State Area schools.