School safety is a constant source of stress and sleepless nights for many K-12 and higher education administrators, especially when it comes to gun violence. At the halfway mark of the 2022 calendar year, there have already been 279 mass shootings, defined as a shooting with at least four victims.
11 of those 279 happened across the country in just one weekend, and 27 of them took place on K-12 school property. As organizations try to digest the reality of this extreme number of mass shootings—and more than 10 percent of those being school shootings—one thing is crystal clear. These tragedies are only increasing, and administrative and security professionals need to seek proactive solutions now.
State and federal funds are available to schools making it the perfect time to invest in proactive security solutions that not only protect against guns but many common risks too.