school safety

9:20 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Parents Critical of Kalamazoo Public Schools' Handling of Student's Threats

Audience at school board meeting questions transparency in handling incidents
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Residents in Kalamazoo Public Schools told the school board Thursday that the district mishandled two separate incidents in which students threatened other children. Lee Jennings, the father of five children in KPS, spoke about a Nov. 4 incident at Hillside Middle School where an eighth-grader pulled a pen knife and threatened to stab a group of classmates.
9:27 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Plainwell Superintendent Was Suspended for Breach of Protocol During Weapons Related Incident

Incident involved a fake gun brought to school
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PLAINWELL, MI - Plainwell Community Schools Superintendent Susan Wakefield was given a one-day suspension earlier this month for failing to comply with established safety protocol related to a weapons incident. Her actions, however, put no students in danger, according to statements made by school board president Amy Blades.
1:06 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Battle Creek School Bus Driver Arrested After Crash

No injuries reported in accident
A Battle Creek Public Schools bus driver involved in a minor crash this morning in a restaurant parking lot was arrested after police found he was driving on a suspended license and had multiple warrants. No children were on the bus at the time
12:10 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

School safety records unclear and unreliable in Michigan

Michigan Department of Education has pulled records from website until reporting is improved
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
Either the kids of Caro High School have a drinking problem, or the adults have a data problem. According to Michigan's official school safety data, the school of about 600 students in Michigan's thumb recorded 4,815 cases of alcohol possession in the 2011-12 school year.
3:11 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Calhoun County schools spend to bolster security

Bulk of money went to equipment upgrades, some also spent on training and consultants
Calhoun County districts that shared information with the Enquirer spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on school security improvements since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre on Dec. 15, 2012