Campus Security

Michigan K–12 District Adopts Gun Detection Solution

Adrian Public Schools in Lenawee County, Mich., recently announced that it has deployed ZeroEyes’ AI gun detection solution to protect students, faculty, and staff against the backdrop of a rise in active shooter events, according to a news release. The district serves more than 2,700 students in grades K–12, and funding was provided through Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2023 state school aid budget that allowed for a 5%-per-pupil increase in spending.

“We sadly live in a time when we can no longer ignore the looming shooting threats that continue to plague the U.S. school system,” said Adrian Public Schools Superintendent Nate Parker. “After a comprehensive review of available security solutions, we determined that allocating resources toward ZeroEyes’ solution was in the best interest of our students and community. Their 24/7/365 operations center provides confidence that we are being protected around the clock, year-round.”

The district will layer ZeroEyes’ gun detection and situational intelligence software with its existing security cameras, the press release reports. An identified firearm will trigger an alert at the ZeroEyes Operations Center, staffed around the clock by trained law enforcement and military veterans. The staff will assess the threat and, if necessary, dispatch alerts and intelligence to school staff and local law enforcement within seconds of the original detection.

“Adrian Public Schools’ commitment to the safety and well-being of its community is truly commendable,” said ZeroEyes CEO and co-founder Mike Lahiff. “By adopting our proactive AI gun detection solution, the district has taken a significant step towards creating a secure learning environment for its students and staff, and we are grateful for their trust in our mission to combat gun-related violence.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].