Thursday, July 31, 2014

SCHOOL SAFETY THREATS AS NEW SCHOOL YEAR APPROACHES

BY SchoolReach | Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:47 PM Firm’s latest infographic offers statistics on wide spectrum of school safety issues ST. LOUIS, MO – JULY 30, 2014 – As K-12 school administrators look ahead to a new school year, the experts at SchoolReach are urging educators to complete a comprehensive review of school safety threats. The firm has released a new school safety infographic entitled “School Safety Threats and Statistics” to provide school leaders with a broad overview of the threats that can put student safety at risk. “There are many kinds of threats to school safety that school leaders need to be aware of,” said Paul Langhorst, co-founder of SchoolReach. “School shootings and bullying are important concerns, but they’re not the only issues school administrators should know about.” As an example, Mr. Langhorst points to data from the National Fire Protection Association which states that more than 4,000 structure fires occur in U.S. schools on a yearly basis. “We all take fire safety for granted, but fires can and do break out in schools all the time,” said Mr. Langhorst. “Educators must be prepared to respond to safety threats like these and communicate about them with parents at a moment's notice.” To create the infographic, SchoolReach team members gathered statistics on key school safety threats and created eye-catching visualizations to illustrate just how important each issue is. “Every school administrator who views this infographic will probably be surprised by at least one of the statistics shown,” said Mr. Langhorst. “It’s easy to underestimate lesser-known threats to student and school safety, but the ‘that will never happen here’ mindset can expose schools to significant risks.” The infographic can be viewed on the SchoolReach website by visiting schoolreach.com/safetystats. About SchoolReach SchoolReach is a leading provider of school notification systems, anonymous bully reporting solutions, and mobile apps for schools. Trusted by thousands of schools across America, SchoolReach helps schools deliver critical parent communications and enhance school safety. In addition to providing schools with patented, market-leading technology solutions, SchoolReach provides a library of professional development content featuring top experts in the fields of school safety, bullying prevention, school communications, and other relevant topics. To learn more about how SchoolReach can help keep your school or district safe, visit schoolreach.com. Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:47 PM | Tags: Business , Education , Local News , Schools , Technology , Teens , Youth Activities

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Video: DatSyn News MIDDLE EAST THREAT ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST INTENDS TO SECURE ALL U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS ~ Frequency

Video: DatSyn News MIDDLE EAST THREAT ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST INTENDS TO SECURE ALL U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS ~ Frequency

MIDDLE EAST THREAT ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST INTENDS TO SECURE ALL U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS | Washington News World

MIDDLE EAST THREAT ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST INTENDS TO SECURE ALL U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS | Washington News World





EASTVALE, CA – RyPul Threat Assessments has partnered with local bullet proof companies to give away free products. THE NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL HERO - RyPul Threat Assessments comes to Southern California

Warren Pulley is the owner of RyPul Threat Assessments LLC, which specializes in assisting clients in learning how to defend and protect themselves on their campuses, workplaces or residences. Pulley believes this is much a needed service in Southern California, the United States and around the world.  As a Certified Worldwide Protection Specialist, trained by the U.S. State Department, Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Military, Pulley has worked in high threat environments around the world. Through RyPul Threat Assessments Pulley has now brought his skills home from the war zone and other high threat areas into our schools, residences and businesses near you. Pulley stated “as our country continues to experience the pains of school shootings, take-over robberies and work place violence involving guns, I decided that I needed to share my experience, training and expertise with anyone ready to take defense of themselves, their students, their homes, their businesses and employees to the next level”.

RyPul Threat Assessments motto is “Detect, Design, and Defend”

RyPul Threat Assessments has taken on several clients in Southern California since opening for business, RyPul has also partnered with a local bulletproof fabrication companies to help provide cost effective bulletproof products for clients at all levels and financial means.  As the owner of RyPul Threat and Site Assessments, Pulley has also appeared on network television, been interviewed by several regional media newspapers and visited local area schools to speak with students, teachers and administrators about the importance of being aware of security threats that may affect their environment. “

RyPul specializes in conducting School Threat Assessments, Residential Security Planning, Personal Protection Assessments, Site Security Planning, Asset Tagging and Tracking as well as providing physical Risk Mitigation Options.  RyPul Threat and Site Assessments can be found on the Web at www.rypulassessments.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/warren.rypul.9 and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RypulAssessment . Also see RyPul’s blog at www.rypulassessments.blogspot.com.

Monday, July 14, 2014

CALIFORNIA COMPANY MARKETS BULLETPROOF DOORS TO SCHOOLS

Monday, July 14, 2014

We've heard of bulletproof vests and bulletproof glass, but one company is hoping its product could make the classroom more bulletproof. It makes a door it says can help keep students and teachers safe during a school shooting.

The idea of a "bulletproof" school may not sound like a friendly environment. But it could make campuses safer, especially with the rise of school shootings. A California company claims its product will keep students and teachers inside the classroom safer.

At a shooting demonstration Monday at the Prado Shooting Range in Chino, it was easy to see that even a solid wooden door was no match for a handgun.

A product that claims to be able to make doors bulletproof was also demonstrated.

"Bullet-resistant products are used by the banks, by liquor stores, by the police authority, by airlines to protect their pilots. If it's good for all of them, we believe that it's really good for our children and our teachers at school," said Ron Triebels, Safer Schools for America.

The company, called Safer Schools for America, is now marketing what it calls the Door Shield. It's a product the company says might have saved lives at, for example, the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut a year and a half ago.

"If we can prevent the shooter from getting into the classroom, then we've gained what we wanted to do," said Triebels.

The Door Shield is made of Level-3-rated fiberglass.




Looking at the front side of the door, you can see all the rounds fired into it. Step around and look where the shield is, you can see not a single round went through.

The company also sells a remote-control door-locking mechanism. To install the remote-controlled door locks costs about $500. The Door Shield is about the same. Is it worth it?

The Riverside Unified School District officials say they haven't heard of the product yet, but they're already installing intruder locks in many of their doors.

Some say it's sad that protecting classrooms has come down to this.

"It's scary to think that that's what the world has come to, that somebody has to think of an idea to do that," said Riverside resident Jackie Mier.


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