June 2013 - Report Exec

Wisconsin gaming reevaluates security measures after casino shooting

28 Jun 13

In response to a shooting at a nearby gaming facility, the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, Wis., has focused on integrating a more sophisticated security system. While no new equipment will be added, management plans to make better use of the current security resources. The shooting had taken place at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, Wis., when a man walked onto the premises with a gun. After shooting a woman in the leg and firing on the floor multiple times, […]

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Security tests pilot panic button in Connecticut school

28 Jun 13

A school in Stonington, Conn., has recently become a tester for a panic button pilot program. The security management solution was installed in the school in response to the Sandy Hook massacre. The West Vine Street School has equipped each room with a button in the case of an emergency. If the button is pushed, the PA system will make an emergency announcement, doors will close and lock and the emergency response teams will be notified of the situation, according to San […]

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Morristown security increased after two bomb threats

28 Jun 13

A bomb threat scrawled on a bathroom stall led to a police investigation at Morristown High School in Morristown, N.J. Security reinforcement are planned for the upcoming school year, although there are no details as to what security management solution will be implemented. Police were called after an explicit threat was found on the wall of a boy’s restroom. The note had an stated a specific date and the word “bomb,” according to Daily Record. Police searched the area and found an unattended lunch […]

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Security heightened after new threats in Newtown

28 Jun 13

Four elementary schools were recently put on lockdown in Newtown, Conn., after a caller implied a threat against the Hawley Elementary School in the district. After the shooting at Sandy Hook, which is less than two miles away, the school system has taken extra precautions. Officials responding to the threats in Newtown locked the doors of each school and delayed the buses in order to ensure there was no threat present. This event and others that have happened in the […]

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Multiple suspicious packages put Indianapolis on edge

27 Jun 13

Downtown Indianapolis was left uneasy as bomb squads were recently called in to investigate two suspicious packages. The packages were found at two federal buildings in the same day and were detected as harmful by K-9 bomb units. The first threat was found near the Birch Bayh Federal Building, where there was an unattended backpack. The bomb squad detonated the backpack, revealing that it contained fireworks and drug paraphernalia, according to The Indianapolis Star. There are no suspects in the […]

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Security upgrades begin for New Hampshire school district

27 Jun 13

New Hampshire’s Manchester Township School District recently began their security upgrades at the six public schools in the district. In response to the Sandy Hook killings which took place just a few hours away, the township decided to reevaluate their security standards. Federal agents visited each of the schools to inspect the security management solution which had been in place. The security audit contained a checklist of over 150 items, including limited access points, entry control systems, minimal trash cans and a […]

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