Does School Security Mean Transforming Facilities into Fortresses?

DoesSchoolSecurityActive shooter drills, armed guards, video surveillance, safety training for all personnel, including lunch aides and janitors — is this the new face of education in New Jersey?

In the months since the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, FL, and on the eve of the national day of action against gun violence in schools, New Jersey students, legislators, law enforcement agencies, educators, and parents have all been taking steps to make schools more secure and to rethink the very definition of school safety.

Find out how New Jersey schools are making use of:

  • Regular drills
  • School resource officers
  • Strengthening school security laws
  • School personnel training
  • Cultivating a sense of belonging and safety