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School Gun Violence: How ACS Can Help

 In School Safety

School security should always be taken seriously. It seems like every time I turn on the news, there is a story about a student bringing a gun to school or a mass shooting. Unfortunately, violence in schools continues to be a major safety issue. While some violence like fighting, hitting and bullying is does not usually turn into a deadly situation, some students have turned to using weapons to injure and kill others.

The Facts

The amount of violence found in schools is staggering. Here are the facts:

  • The Institute of Education Services reports that there were 33 school-associated violent deaths between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010.

  • A 2012 report by  Center for Disease Control reports that 5.4% of students in grades K-12 reported taking a weapon on school property in the year 2011.

  • Records show that between 1980 and December 19, 2012, 297 people have been killed in 137 different school and university shootings. This is not including shootings in which there were no deaths.

  • While school tragedies do occur in other countries, the United States is the country with the highest number school shootings.

ACS Can Help

ACS continues to help keep K-12 schools and college campuses safe by installing automated security systems. Services include building automation, video surveillance systems, fire and burglar alarms, mass notification systems and more.

Our systems provide school authorities and staff with the resources to keep building occupants safe. We can install video and audio surveillance in the event a tragic situation unfolds on school property. Not only that, our software can be controlled by a single control panel.

Whether you want to prepare for campus lockdown or evacuation or you simply want to implement an access control system, ACS has your school covered.

ACS is not just a leader in implementing school security measures. We also provide energy management and HVAC systems to help regulate your school or campus’ indoor temperatures. For more information, contact ACS for a free consultation to help secure your building and keep students safe.

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