Posts Tagged ‘ school safety ’

Building Safer Schools After Sandy Hook: An Architect’s View

Dec 16th, 2014

Sunday marked the second anniversary of the horrific and tragic mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 young children and six adult staff members were shot to death by a mentally disturbed young man. The shock of that unimaginable act ignited an intense national discussion about gun safety and mental […]

West Virginia to Require Shatter-Resistant Glass in Schools

Jun 7th, 2013

The West Virginia School Building Authority (SBA) recently approved a safety measure that will require new schools built in the state to have shatter-resistant glass, according to SBA executive director Mark Manchin. “The SBA voted to require that all new schools funded with our funds to have shatter-proof glass at the front entry and sidelites,” […]

Senate Committee Passes Bill to Provide Grants for School Safety Improvements

Mar 14th, 2013

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to pass legislation designed to provide grants to local communities and schools throughout the United States to improve safety within the schools. The School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 (S.146) is sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – Calif.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R – Maine). If passed […]