Michigan school security

7:28 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Michigan colleges and universities vary widely in disaster drills

Universities are not required to hold drills.
As uneven as many K-12 schools are in following school-safety requirements, Michigan colleges and universities seem even more confused, an MLive Media Group investigation found. Michigan State University drills its dormitories regularly; the University of Michigan much less so. Disparities in the type and number of safety drills vary widely at other universities across the state.
7:36 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Week-long event in Battle Creek focuses on school safety

400 Battle Creek educators are attending week-long workshops. Evening sessions are open to public.
Teachers, not police officers will be the first defenders in a Battle Creek school shooting. "I have been in the business for 35 years and this is the first time I have heard that we have to own it," said Lakeview School District Superintendent David Peterson.
7:24 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Mlive investigation finds school safety flaws in Michigan

Two month investigation found laws designed to reduce danger are routinely ignored.
Many Michigan schools are flunking their most important test - protecting students from danger. Disaster drills are not being done, or are not done enough times, or are done too late in the year to be of much help. Corners are cut and laws are broken, an MLive Media Group investigation found.