Safety & Security: Facility Security
FSU Athletic Events Will Go On Despite Campus Shooting
by News Wire Services November 2014
Florida State University coaches and athletics department leaders expressed sadnesss and offered prayers after a shooting on campus. Seminoles athletics events will go on as scheduled, the lineup includes the football team's home contest against Boston College.
Series of Locker Room Thefts Hit NY Area LA Fitness Clubs
by Lou Michel; News Staff Reporter November 2014
The thefts have prompted police to warn gym members to avoid taking valuables with them to the facilities.
FAA: Flying Drones by Stadiums Can Mean Fines, Prison
by The Associated Press October 2014
Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the Federal Aviation Administration warned in a notice posted on the agency's website.
New System Screens 23,000 Volunteers in One Day
by Sonja Isger Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014
Palm Beach County officials say its 40,000 backlog of volunteer checks was cut by 23,000 names in one day when the district tested a new system to check those names against national criminal databases.
Doctor Warns of Risks Posed by Fans Pointing Lasers
by Martin Rogers, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
As the NFL investigates complaints from the Buffalo Bills that quarterback Kyle Orton and holder Colton Schmidt had a laser pointer aimed at their eyes by someone in the crowd in Detroit, a top ophthalmologist warned of the potential damage such devices can cause.
NFL Game Shines Light on Laser Pointer Security Issue
by Jay Skurski, News sports reporter October 2014
Laser-gate is over as far as Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is concerned. A day after he complained to referees about someone in the crowd at Ford Field shining a laser pointer at his team, Marrone said Monday he's "handed off" the issue to team President Russ Brandon to handle at the league level.
Police Staffing Rec Centers Armed with Guns, Vests, Radios
by Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist October 2014
Officers assigned to Philadelphia's Police Athletic League Centers are now required to wear bulletproof vests, topped by polo shirts embroidered with their names and tucked into cargo pants adorned with guns, cuffs, radios and such.
Cavs Lift Ban on Fan Who Approached LeBron on Court
by From staff and wire reports September 2014
LeBron James came back. One of his biggest fans has returned, too. James Blair, banned by the Cleveland Cavaliers after he ran onto the floor in Quickens Loans Arena during a 2013 game against Miami, is again permitted inside the building.
Student Arrested for Bringing Gun to High School Game
by Luanne Rife, firstname.lastname@example.org September 2014
A James River High School student was arrested Friday night when he brought a loaded handgun to the football game, the sheriff's office said.
Integrating Entrance-Screening Technology in High Schools
by Dennis Van Milligen September 2014
Last February, New Hanover (N.C.) High School escaped a second-round upset bid by Knightdale in the boys' basketball playoffs courtesy of a last-second shot that broke a 53-53 tie, but that wasn't the only drama associated with this hotly contested game. Spectators entering the game had to go through a metal detector, a move that was necessitated by a 15-year-old student bringing a .22 caliber handgun to New Hanover's first-round game against Ashley High School. The walkthrough metal detector was set up shortly before the game, replacing police offers using handheld detectors. As New Hanover athletic director Keith Moore told StarNews of Wilmington, "I'd rather be safe than sorry."