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Department of Justice Awards More than $85.3 Million in Grants to Address School Violence

Today, the Department of Justice announced it has awarded more than $85.3 million to bolster school security — including funding to educate and train students and faculty — and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident.

“These federal resources will help to prevent school violence and give our students the support they need to learn, grow, and thrive,’ said Attorney General William P. Barr. “By training faculty, students and first responders, and by improving school security measures, we can make schools and their communities safer.”

BREAKING: Her son shot his way into an Indiana high school. Now she’s facing six felony charges

SERAPH School Safety

Mary York didn’t pull the trigger once Dec. 13 at Dennis Intermediate School. Her 14-year-old son did.

Yet, York, 43, sat inside the Wayne County Superior Court 1 courtroom on Friday afternoon. During an 18-minute initial hearing, Judge Charles Todd Jr. read seven charges, including six felonies, York faces as a result of her son’s actions that day. She also heard the possible penalties, her constitutional rights and the case’s next steps.

Kids Who Are Young for Their Grade Much Likelier to Be Diagnosed With ADHD and Depression, Study Finds

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Parents want the best for their children, particularly when it comes to education. While many parents may feel the cultural push toward earlier schooling, some are questioning these evolving norms and delaying school enrollment or forgoing conventional schooling altogether.ADVERTISING

Previous findings by Harvard researchers showed increased ADHD diagnosis rates for children who were the youngest in their kindergarten class compared to the oldest ones. But new research just published in JAMA Pediatrics reveals that in addition to higher ADHD diagnoses of children who are among the younger ones in their grade, relative youth may also lead to increased diagnosis of intellectual disabilities and depression.

New National Coalition of School Safety announced today. Comprehensive School Safety Assessment and Funding Program.

National School Safety Taskforce
  • SERAPH, the firm that provided the White House and Senate Judiciary Committee with research and redevelopment of national policy on school safety.
  • Armoured One, the firm provides First Person Shooter training and Specialized Ballistic glass products for educational institutions.
  • National School Safety Taskforce, this organization was designed at the request of the White House after the Columbine shooting to provide national research and policy on school safety.

A coalition of private and educational entities have joined to create the most comprehensive school safety and funding program in the U.S.

Congressional School Safety Advisory Dale Yeager to Teach at 2019 Crime Prevention Training Symposium

Dale Yeager @ Pennsylvania Crime Prevention Officers’ Association

On Monday September 16th Dale Yeager will teach School Safety – Special Education Assessment at the 2019 Crime Prevention Training Symposium.

The 3 day event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Crime Prevention Officers’ Association and Shippensburg University.

Yeager who headed the White House / Senate National School Safety Taskforce after the Columbine shooting, will train law enforcement officers in the federal standard for school security audits.

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School Safety: Liability & Special Education – Burlington County Bar Association October 8th

Special-education and School Safety

October 8, 2019
4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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PARENT ALERT: Teachers flood Sugar-Daddy site for extra income

It’s reading, writing and writhing.

Hundreds of city teachers are boosting their incomes through lucrative liaisons with sugar daddies, according to the dating website SeekingArrangement.com, which pairs attractive young people with rich, typically older romantic partners.

“Sugar babies who want to live their lives and better their careers can’t, especially when they are working multiple jobs,” said the site’s CEO, Brandon Wade.

“Having a mentor or partner who exceeds what they already bring to the table can allow them to focus on their goals and achieve the lifestyle they strive for.”

2019 Caribbean travel: What islands are safe?

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If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean or Central America, the U.S. State Department has published a list of travel advisories alerting tourists about what destinations they need to be wary of, and which ones are considered safe, or the least risky. 

There are four categories of travel advisories: “Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions”; “Level Two: Exercise Increased Caution”; “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” and “Level 4: Do Not Travel.”

Here’s the breakdown as of July 22, 2019:

Level 1: No travel alerts

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Curacao

SERAPH Director Receives NJDOE Certification as New Jersey School Safety Specialist

NJDOE School Safety SERAPH

Carl Mittelhammer the Director Law Enforcement Operations – Emergency Response – Crisis Management for SERAPH recently completed training with the NJDOE and became certified as a New Jersey School Safety Specialist.

Mr. Mittelhammer has worked for the NJDOE developing school safety protocols for the past decade and for SERAPH School Safety Division.

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K-12 SCHOOLS ARE EXPERIENCING A SIGNIFICANT RISE IN CYBER BREACHES

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Data & Statistics reported/outlined by The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center

2018 revealed that school districts are not immune to the same types of data breaches and cybersecurity incidents plaguing the most technologically advanced and well-resourced corporations and government agencies. During 2018, the misuse and abuse of school technology and IT systems resulted in 122 publicly-disclosed K-12 cybersecurity incidents (across 38 states, including NJ). This equates to a rate of about one new publicly-reported incident every three days. The actual circumstances are far worse, given many institutions do not report incidents.

Alarming Facts: