After the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, FL, earlier this year, the Broward League of Cities formed a task force to assess school and community safety measures. In late June 2018, it released a 93-page report with 100 suggestions, including increasing school hardening, reformed discipline policies, and access to mental health resources.
School hardening suggestions include expediting school construction projects to include a single point of entry to a school, surveillance camera upgrades, additional fencing, metal detectors and classroom doors that lock automatically. The report recommends that all public areas of schools, such as hallways, external doors, outdoor playgrounds or common areas, parking lots, and campus entrances and exits, should have camera coverage, and no public area should be left unmonitored by cameras. Read the entire report here.