New arena for body cameras: Iowa schools - 8 July 2015
"As police departments across the country adopt body cameras, an Iowa school district is following suit by outfitting administrators with clip-on video cameras.
Burlington Community School District in southeastern Iowa is taking the unusual step of recording parent and student interactions with principals and assistant principals — a move district officials say will protect both sides. " (usatoday.com)
School security: 'We go through jail life' - VIDEO - 3 July 2015
"Many students across the US must undergo security screening before entering their schools each day - including placing their bags in x-ray machines and walking through metal detectors.
Security guards, police officers or both are often working on the premises..." (BBC)
Surveillance of students in public schools: how much is too much? - 28 August 2013
"A school district amid the vast suburban sprawl of Los Angeles has hired a self-described social network monitoring service
to stalk its students on internet-based platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter..." (news.yahoo.com)
US school accused of web spying- 19 February 2010 "Parents in the US have accused a school of spying on children by remotely activating webcams on laptops." (BBC)
Teachers complain of 'e-spying'- 12 February 2010 "Teaching unions are complaining that e-safety software is increasingly being used to keep track of their members.
They say thousands of teachers are having their every mouse-click monitored, eroding trust. " (BBC)
Guns for Texas school's teachers - 16 August 2008
"Teachers in one part of the US state of Texas are to be allowed to carry concealed firearms when the new school term opens this month." (BBC)
A metal detector "is an electronic instrument which detects the presence of metal nearby. Metal detectors are useful for finding metal inclusions hidden within objects, or metal objects buried underground." (Wikipedia)
School metal detectors
"Day-to-day use of metal detectors is the exception, not the rule, in the majority of U.S. schools. However, they are used in some larger urban districts with a history of chronic weapons offenses."