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VFC Shield Launches "AcademicAware"
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The VFC Shield program is pleased to launch AcademicAware. AcademicAware is our sector-specific newsletter tailored to our education sector.  Each quarter VFC Shield will send out a new edition of AcademicAware with relevant articles, resources and trainings for our education members.  As a reminder, all Shield products are open-source, so members are free to redistribute the mailings as they see fit.  We hope you find this product relevant and useful in your field. 

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AcademicAware
---Awareness Through Infomation Sharing----



Q1-2021
 
 
Incidents
19-Feb | Leon County, FL 
• FBI Investigating Suspicious Letters Sent To Big Bend, South Georgia Schools 
17-Feb |  Killington, VT
• Two Rutland Senators Author Bill To Expand Police In Schools
16-Feb | Montana
• Montana Bill Would Increase Penalties For School Threats 
14-Feb | St. Petersburg, FL
• 3 years later, Parkland School Shooting Trial Still In Limbo 
12-Feb |  South Florida
• Three Years After Parkland, Florida Legislature To Take Up New School Safety Legislation
08-Feb | San Luis Obispo, CA
• Jewish Frat At California School Vandalized With Swastikas
03-Feb | Texarkana, TX
• FBI Investigates Bomb Threats At Texas High
02-Feb | Baltimore, MD
• Counselors Not Cops Act Would Shift Funding For School Resources Officers Toward Paying For More Counselors 
29-Jan | Murray, KY
• Wis. Teen Charged In Connection To False Reports Of Threats To Murray High School
29-Jan | Parkland, FL
Senators Introduce School Safety Act Nearly 3 Years After Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting
27-Jan | Tulsa, OK
• Vinita Police Chief Say School Threat Earlier This Week Was Hoax 
26-Jan | Addison, MI
• FBI & Lenawee County Law Enforcement Investigating Takeover of Virtual School Board Meeting
12-Jan | Las Angeles, CA
• Study Funds Should Review Child Deaths, Suicide and Violence from Psych Drugs
•07-Jan | King of Prussia, PA
• Announcing the NABITA Standards for Case Management in Higher Education
05-Jan | Pennsylvania
• Governor Wolf: 37 Schools Awarded It’s On Us Grants to Combat Sexual Assault on Campus
04-Jan | San Jacinto, California
California Woman Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime for Threatening to Bomb Catholic Prep School
04-Jan | Cypress, TX
• FBI Responds To Cypress Ranch High School After Reported Threat Prompts Increased Security
 
 
Alyssa's Law
Sarasota-Manatee School Security Measures Continue With Alyssa's Law
23-FEB-2021 | Herald-Tribune
READ HERE ⇾
 
FBI
UW, FBI Investigating Racist Zoom-bombing
20-FEB-2021 | Laramie Boomerang
READ HERE ⇾
 
CNN
At Least Three New Jersey Universities Report Racist Attacks During Virtual Black History Month Events
16-FEB-2021 | CNN
READ HERE ⇾
 
 
Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Victims
Parkland Father Launches Dashboard To Raise Awareness on Schools’ Reports on Violence, Guns, Drugs
04-FEB-2021 | Local 10 Miami
READ HERE ⇾
 
Addison, MI-Home of the Panthers
FBI & Lenawee County Law Enforcement Investigating Takeover of Virtual School Board Meeting
20-FEB-2021 | Laramie Boomerang
READ HERE ⇾
 
Blue Screen - Hacker
Emails With Threats, Graphic Images Sent to 5,000 Gardner School Parents and Students
23-JAN-2021 | TV 10 Boston
READ HERE ⇾
 
 
Students getting on a school bus
FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WJFW
School Safety Mental Health and Threat Reporting System sees early success
Attorney General Josh Kaul is reminding schools, students, and families that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) has a resource for those in the school community that fear someone may harm themselves or others. Launched in September 2021, the SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT (SUSO) Resource Center has already helped save lives.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
 
Masks
JANUARY 25, 2021 | WTVR-News 6-RVA
Hacker made threats, showed pornographic images to elementary students online
“To do this to the youngest of the students we’re educating, it’s deplorable,”...
READ MORE HERE
 
 
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