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Safer Schools with BluePoint Alert Solutions

Students at Bloomfield Hills High School will start school this year, safer than in past years with the newly installed BluePoint Alert Solutions police and building notification system.  According to ABC7 WXYZ in Detroit, the number of school violence events have been growing. ABC7 states that the "CDC's School Associated Violent Death Study, between 14 and 34 school age children are victims of homicide on school grounds on their way to and from school each and every year.

The threats sometimes come from inside the school.  At Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, two students killed 15 people including themselves.

Other times the threats come from outside the school. At Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into the school then fatally shot twenty 6 or 7-year-olds, as well as six adult staff members."

Bloomfield Hills, MI high school choose BluePoint Alert Solutions because “it notifies us through a monitoring system, as well as text messages,” says Bloomfield Hills Police Officer Cory Donberger. “So it gives us that real time information that we need to respond appropriately.”

According to ABC7, "Officer Donberger says the system is important for deaf students and staff at Bloomfield Hills High. They will see the visual alarm and get text messages warning them there is a lockdown.

The system cost about $67,000 to install at the high school. The district is looking for ways to fund such a system in other schools.

District leaders are calling on the state to consider funding such systems statewide."

With an easy to use system like BluePoint and its rapid notification system, Officer Donberger states the biggest benefit is “ time. And if we can buy time that is the most precious thing we have,” says Donberger.

Read the full article and watch the interview.

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