Archives February 2019

Texas school district makes big changes to security after nearby school shooting


Last May, 10 people were killed when a teenage gunman opened fire on at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. Nine students and one teacher were killed in the small Texas town.


One School District’s Security Upgrade: Facial Recognition, Tracking IDs and AR-15s

TEXAS CITY, Texas—The school district here uses a facial recognition system to scan for people not allowed on school grounds. IDs track the whereabouts of students and staff. Teachers have cellphone panic buttons to alert police and soon will have special locks on classroom doors that can be activated remotely. A newly expanded security team keeps 22 AR-15 rifles in their offices.


Electronic Tracking Of Students – Texas Schools See Big Money


Following the lead of two other school districts in the state, San Antonio, Texas’ Northside Independent School District is planning a pilot program that tracks students using transmitters inside identification cards. Why?


STOP Threats – Safety Tips for Our Parents


With an increase in number of threats to schools, Texas City ISD wants to share detailed information with you so you can have some good discussions with your children.


Northside I.S.D. Launches New Way To Track Students — Grace White


Tracking every student’s move. Northside I.S.D. is rolling out new technology that does just that. At school, it can be hard to keep track of everyone. “I’m always worried about my daughter being at school,” said Ernest Castro, a parent. “I check on my kids everytime I come in, it’s like once a week I come in to check on the attendance,” said Gina Lopez, another parent. For lopez, knowing her kids are in class at Northside’s John Jay High School is about to get easier. The school is launching a pilot program to track students through a chip in their student I.D. cards.