This is a question that no parent wants to think about. Is your child’s school safe? With the unfortunate increase in violent activity at or near schools, it is wise to be educated about steps being taken to increase children’s protection while at school. Many schools are now setting aside money to upgrade the security of their facilities against unwanted entry using window films. This recent article in Campus Safety Magazine discusses how window film technology is being implemented as a first line of defense.
Article by George J. Tanber for Campus Safety Magazine
On Dec. 14, 2014, two families of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings filed suit against the town of Newtown, Conn., and the Newtown Public Schools Board. The suit cited lax security on the day 20 students and six adults were shot and killed.
Among the issues raised in the complaint was the ability for gunman Adam Lanza to enter the school after shooting out front glass windows near the school’s offices and the lack of bullet-proof windows in the building.
Sandy Hook has been the primary motivation for school districts nationwide to increase security in their buildings. The initiatives have included adding and upgrading surveillance cameras, improved phone systems, magnetic card entry systems and more secure entryways and other vulnerable building entry points.
Considerable discussion and debate has taken place among school officials over how best to secure entryways and other entry points from intruders. Installation of shatter-proof windows and entryway reconstruction has proven to be cost-prohibitive for many schools. Increasingly, they have turned to safety and security window film installation as a reliable and cost-effective alternative.
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