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210, 2015

How to Survive The Next Campus Shooting: Should Students Bring Their Own Body Bags To School?

October 2nd, 2015|School, Security, Site Safety|

If that title offends you, it should. It is a horror that a campus shooting rampage killed 10+ students and injured 10+ at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon today. Sadly, in America, it is just another Thursday.

Mass shootings are becoming commonplace. So are campus shootings. People shrug saying that there was nothing that could […]

2109, 2015

Urgent Safety Issues School Business Officials Need to Know Now

September 21st, 2015|Design, Funding, School, Security, Site Safety|

At this week’s New Mexico Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Conference, school business officials will learn how to assess their schools for high lethality events through planning and prevention followed by target hardening as a physical means of protection utilizing CPTED Principles.

“We will show school officials how to incorporate safety by identifying and mitigating […]

1009, 2015

School Hostage Crisis Tips

September 10th, 2015|School, Security, Site Safety|

School violence started before Labor Day. Already in August we’ve seen teachers and students in a West Virginia school taken hostage by a 14-year-old with a handgun.

At Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, West Virginia, the standoff stretched through several tense hours, until the attacker finally allowed his hostages to be released. He later surrendered […]

409, 2015

​Sacramento City College Shooting: 45-Minute Delayed Text Could Have Been Fatal

September 4th, 2015|School, Security|

A 45-minute delay sending a lock down text after an on-campus shooting in Sacramento this week could have been fatal.

Three Sacramento City College students were victims of on-campus gun violence. One student died and two others were injured, one seriously with multiple gunshot wounds.

The students were leaving an afternoon class when, at 3:56 p.m., an […]

2708, 2015

Virginia Shooting: What turns workers into a “powder keg” ready to explode violently?

August 27th, 2015|Security|

“This week’s horrific, on-air, deadly shooting of a Virginia TV reporter and her cameraman is another reminder that workplace violence doesn’t have to occur at the work site,” says Richard H. Price, Soteria Group Principal and Senior Analyst, CPTED CPD with Soteria Group, Safety by Design. “Businesses need to recognize that minimizing workplace violence takes […]

1408, 2015

Leader’s Checklist To Prevent Arson

August 14th, 2015|Security, Site Safety|

An arsonist scrutinizes your building differently than most people. They are predators who can spot weaknesses in your security, driven by the thrill of fire, to cover up another crime or blind rage.

If you have a hard time imagining your workplace as the target of some crazed arsonist, that’s understandable and common. But the spark […]

708, 2015

Where Movie Theater Security Is Heading in the Next Five Years

August 7th, 2015|Security, Site Safety|

With the recent spate of theater shootings, including one just this week, there is an urgent need for increased movie theater security strategies, nationwide.  The Movie Theater Shooting Map above from Best.QuantaMovie doesn’t even include all the shootings since May 2015. Unfortunately, there should be (at least) four more red dots on that map.

At Soteria Safety by Design, […]

2807, 2015

Soteria Group Fights School Violence At The 10th Annual National School Safety Conference July 27 – 31, 2015 The “M” Resort, Las Vegas Nevada

July 28th, 2015|School, Security, Site Safety|

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Soteria Group Fights School Violence At
The 10th Annual National School Safety Conference
July 27 – 31, 2015 The “M” Resort, Las Vegas Nevada

Albuquerque, NM, July 27, 2015— Soteria Group takes on campus violence and leads the fight for safety this week at the 10th Annual National School Safety Conference. Soteria […]

2707, 2015

How Effective is Your Emergency Response Plan: What You Don’t Know Could Be Deadly

July 27th, 2015|Design, School, Security, Site Safety|

Soteria Safety By Design is meeting with the school safety industry’s leaders at the School Safety Advocacy Council’s National School Safety Conference this week in Las Vegas.

If you do nothing else at this conference, make a beeline to booth 147 to discover just how vulnerable your school is.

At booth 147, we’re giving away to one […]

2307, 2015

VIDEO: Can Soteria Destroy New Glass That Could Increase School Safety?

July 23rd, 2015|Design, School, Site Safety, Videos|

From KOB TV:
New glass could increase school safety
Local security firm “Soteria Group: Safety by Design” says one way they’re working to keep armed intruders out of schools, churches and workplaces is by using safer building materials.Tuesday, they tried out a new kind of glass for windows and doors that’s meant to take much longer to […]