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    School Building Security—A Need for Standards and Guidelines

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    This paper is a general survey and analysis of the growing problems relating to school security. It discusses the neglect and indifference of various educational, governmental and professional organizations in their dealings with the menace confronting our 100 000 schools in the nation. It details the increase in crime taking place within the school corridors and recommends certain actions that may help regain control of the school from the vandal and juvenile criminal. The theme of the paper is a general criticism of the actions of the educational community that refuse to believe that our schools are being attacked by students and that the problems are spreading from the urban centers to the suburbs. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the lack of standards and guidelines relating to security hardware.


    building security, school security, vandal, juvenile criminal, security hardware

    Author Information:

    Schnabolk, C
    Executive directorfounder of the National Council of School Security Administrators, Center for School Security Technology and Training, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, N.J.

    Committee/Subcommittee: F12.20

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28083S