The shooting is one of several this year at a U.S. middle or high school. Last week a student at a high school in Austin, Texas, killed himself in front of other students. In August, a student at a high school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, shot and wounded another student in the neck.
Another shooting occurred at an Atlanta middle school in January, the same month a California high school student wounded two people, one seriously.
The Nevada shooting also comes almost a year after a gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, igniting nationwide debate over gun violence and school safety.
- Stricter visitor protocol
- Classroom doors locked when not occupied.
- Installing visual equipment outside for lockout and lockdown notification
- Working with safety consultants
- Obtaining additional training
- Reviewing security procedures
- Electronic swipe entry locks
- Redesigning entrances
- Installing cameras
- Installing panic buttons
- Replacing door locks to ones that can lock from inside
- Providing recess staff with phones
- Installing privacy film of windows of the first floor and classroom doors
- Hiring security staff
- Greater restrictions re which doors are open and when
- Single access for entrances and exits and surveillance at each point
- Additional emergency drills
- Enhanced walkie-talkie system
- Card access control for staff entry
- “Jail-like” environment may make students feel less safe and that they are being surveilled or controlled.
- As mentioned before: increased false alarms. All four threats in Nassau County last week were unfounded.