The Data Isn’t Clear, But One Answer Is – CASE
In November of 2021, Education Week published an article discussing the apparent rise in school violence – not only amongst students, but also altercations involving teachers and staff. While there hasn’t been any hard data that proves an increase in the number of reported cases, the conversation has clearly changed and educators, administrators, and parents are all concerned about school safety.
While some school districts around the country have been addressing school violence with police resource officers, it simply isn’t an ongoing expense most school systems have the budget for – especially not for every school, every hour of the day, every year.
CASE, on the other hand, allows for one-touch reporting of incidents that notifies police and emergency responders right away. A CASE Blue Light Tower or E-Phone costs significantly less than an ongoing police or security officer presence, can often be funded with bonds or grants, and operates 24/7/365 in favor of school safety.
Without taking out a cell phone, or trying to make it to the main office phone line, a potential or active scenario is brought to the attention of authorities who are trained to handle it. Whether it’s a bully that’s stealing other students’ phones and devices, or an unidentified person on campus, or two or more students involved in a fist fight, the proper professionals are there to make sure any victims’ rights are protected and help school systems manage risk in a cost effective way.
To learn more about the CASE approach to school safety, please read here.