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Apr 03, 2014

Security upgrade gives police access to Baltimore Co. school cameras

The security upgrade was in reaction to a 2012 high school shooting that left one student injured on the first day of school....More
Feb 28, 2014

University of Buffalo to host Safe Schools Initiative Seminar

The University of Buffalo will host the Safe Schools Initiative Seminar for law enforcement and schools....More
Feb 24, 2014

Florida schools search for money to beef up security

Florida school break-in and animal abuse prompt increased security....More
Feb 18, 2014

Student found dead in University of Chicago dorm room

Foul odor in dorm leads police to dead body....More
Jan 27, 2014

Student at New York University falls to his death

Police believe 19-year-old student committed suicide....More
Jan 22, 2014

Student shot to death in classroom at Purdue University

A fellow student has been charged in the slaying....More
Jan 15, 2014

17-year-old arrested in school shooting plot in Topeka, Kan.

Suspect allegedly planned to have 2 administrators and 2 police officers shot....More
Jan 15, 2014

12-year-old boy shoots 2 fellow students at Roswell, N.M., middle school

1 student is in critical condition; alleged shooter is in custody....More
Jan 14, 2014

2 shot at New Mexico middle school

A suspect is in custody in the shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell....More
Jan 14, 2014

17 schools to get upgrades in Sioux Falls (S.D.) district

Improvements are focused on security upgrades....More
Jan 10, 2014

High school where fire occurred cited for violations

2 students at Beacon High in New York City suffered burns after chemistry demonstration resulted in a fire....More
Jan 06, 2014

Report says zero-tolerance discipline policies are ineffective

Vera Institute of Justice says increases in suspensions and expulsions have not reduced classroom disruptions....More
Jan 06, 2014

Virginia Tech fined $5,000 in connection with response to 2007 massacre

U.S. Education Department found that the school had inconsistent policies for issuing warnings about safety threats....More
Jan 05, 2014

Fire damages building at elementary school in Virginia

Structure once housed high school in Colonial Beach, Va....More
Contributors

James E. Rydeen

Rydeen, FAIA, is an architect/facility planning specialist and former president of Armstrong, Torseth, Skold & Rydeen, Inc. (ATS&R), Minneapolis.

Paul W. Erickson

Erickson, AIA/NCARB/REFP, is president of ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers, Minneapolis, a multi-disciplined firm specializing in pre-K to 12 and post-secondary school planning and design.
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