Posts Tagged ‘ school safety ’

Florida Enacts Bill to Harden Schools Against Attacks

Mar 12th, 2018

Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a sweeping $400 million bill to increase school security, mental health access and gun control in the aftermath of last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 students. The legislation includes provisions to put more bullet-resistant glass, steel doors and automatic locking devices into […]

Schools Focus on Glass after Parkland Shooting

Mar 1st, 2018

Glass does more than provide natural lighting and views. It acts as a barrier from heat, cold temperatures, high-speed winds, debris — and bullets. After tragedies like the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., some school administrators and parents look at glass as […]

Building Safer Schools After Sandy Hook: An Architect’s View

Dec 16th, 2014

Sunday marked the second anniversary of the horrific and tragic mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 young children and six adult staff members were shot to death by a mentally disturbed young man. The shock of that unimaginable act ignited an intense national discussion about gun safety and mental […]

West Virginia to Require Shatter-Resistant Glass in Schools

Jun 7th, 2013

The West Virginia School Building Authority (SBA) recently approved a safety measure that will require new schools built in the state to have shatter-resistant glass, according to SBA executive director Mark Manchin. “The SBA voted to require that all new schools funded with our funds to have shatter-proof glass at the front entry and sidelites,” […]

Senate Committee Passes Bill to Provide Grants for School Safety Improvements

Mar 14th, 2013

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to pass legislation designed to provide grants to local communities and schools throughout the United States to improve safety within the schools. The School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 (S.146) is sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – Calif.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R – Maine). If passed […]