Rural Nebraska Winnebago Public Schools Improves School Security Without Negatively Impacting Student Experience

Winnebago Public Schools is located on the Winnebago Reservation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Winnebago has approximately 600 elementary, middle, and high school students, who attend school in the same building. “We have a unique situation as we have students of all ages arriving at the school,” Adam James, the schools Safety Director explains. “We have a north and south entrance. The South entrance is a drop-off point for parents and buses and opens at the beginning and end of the school day, whereas the North entrance is open throughout.”

“We saw an uptick in school violence and what was happening in the media,” he relays. “We had not experienced a problem with weapons. We had some small incidents but nothing that posed a threat. However, we wanted to get out in front of potential threats. We had implemented a video surveillance system 3 years ago, and it has been a big success. But we felt that we needed something beyond video at our entrances.” Then they found Evolv Express® through one of our partners ICU Technologies, and through implementing our systems, Winnebago Public Schools was able to achieve the following and more:

  • Achieved an 11% alert rate for a seamless screening experience
  • Produced detailed analytics for daily review and monthly review with the school board
  • Fostered a culture of security for students

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