Columbia Board of Education receives security update after Uvalde shooting

Observe the conference replay on protection and the finances in the player beneath.


The Columbia Board of Education and learning listened to from the Columbia Community Universities Director of Security and Stability about how the district has up to date its protection in excess of the earlier 4 decades through Monday night’s conference.

The meeting comes immediately after quite a few mass shootings nationwide, with a person of the deadliest happenings inside a faculty in Uvalde, Texas, leaving 19 young children and two academics lifeless. The tragedy has led to a nationwide examination of stability in educational facilities.

John White, the Columbia Community Universities Director of Security and Safety, gave a presentation of district security and stability. According to a PowerPoint presentation posted with the conference agenda, the communicate concentrated on improvements due to the fact 2018.

Prior to 2018 the district experienced considerably fewer protection actions in place. All university building doorways were being unlocked and there was only 1 individual on the security and protection crew. Right after the Parkland university taking pictures in 2018, White, explained the district has worked to keep students and personnel secure.

Columbia Community Educational institutions protection measures in 2018:

  • Proximity card readers in 19 structures
  • 3 DVR updates
  • Stability film on home windows in 15 structures
  • New network security and cameras
  • Law enforcement and faculty useful resource officers

Columbia General public Educational facilities stability actions in 2022:

  • Six structures still need proximity card audience
  • DVR update like distant access viewing functionality
  • All buildings have protection film around windows
  • Buzz-in entry for developing entry
  • Community protection and 1,300 cameras
  • 2 university resource officers
  • 5 creating safety and security assistants

In the upcoming, the district is doing the job to fortify its communication system. The district now has 1000 two-way radios all through its buildings and will keep on to add a lot more. The district will be incorporating two far more faculty useful resource officers in the close to potential. Security proceeds to appear for any weaknesses in security during the district and tackle them.

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