Early Adopters Aiming to Reduce Incidents of Violence in Schools
SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Jun 16, 2015) – Guardian 8 Corporation, the wholly owned operating subsidiary of Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH), a leading provider of Enhanced Non-Lethal (ENL) defense technologies, today announced that it has partnered with several school districts around the country to deploy the Pro V2 Enhanced Non-Lethal device as part of a pilot program aimed at reducing incidents of violence in schools between students and other students, students and teachers, and students and staff.
According to a 2013 U.S. Department of Education study (Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013), there were over 3,700 nonfatal victimizations and over 2,000 incidences of assaults and serious violence A DAY in U.S. schools during 2012 among students ages 12-18. A greater number of adolescent students also experienced more theft and violent crime victimizations at school than away from school in 2012.
While continuing research is underway to examine the causes and correlations of such behaviors as well as current trends, common sense dictates that creating a safe school environment is critical to a child’s academic success.
Guardian 8 has supplied Pro V2 units and training to Laredo Independent School District (TX), Cleveland Metro School District (OH), and Spokane Public Schools (WA). A mix of armed, unarmed, sworn, and non-sworn security personnel will be carrying the device to help de-escalate and document potentially violent encounters on campus while also providing a non-lethal defense tool, if needed.
“Based on the trainings we’ve conducted with these departments, we know that officers are excited about the Pro V2’s non-lethal and documentation capabilities. They see that it’s a great fit for politically-sensitive school environments, especially when it comes to protecting officers and documenting unfortunate and unavoidable use of force encounters with students.”
“With the success of Pro V2 deployment in these pilot school districts (as well as others), Guardian 8 hopes to expand its presence as a preferred intermediate option for school districts whose security officers are charged with overseeing the safety and protection of students and teachers throughout the country. In addition, we are beginning to work with non-profit foundations like Project School Safe to expand our national K-12 school security initiative.”
About Guardian 8 Holdings
Guardian 8 Holdings, through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Guardian 8 Corporation, is the developer and manufacturer of the Pro V2, an enhanced non-lethal (ENL) response to threats that revolutionizes how companies keep workplaces safe and mitigate risk. The Pro V2 is a defensive device that provides any operator with non-lethal means to protect themselves and others, allowing time for law enforcement response, while initiating communication and incident recording. The Pro V2 is an intermediate option for response to aggressive subjects, developed as a solution for security professionals seeking a flexible tool with a layered defense approach. Guardian 8 was awarded the “Campus Safety BEST Award” for 2014 in the personal gear and equipment category, one of “Ten Companies to Watch” in March 2014 by the Phoenix Business Journal, and an ASIS Accolades Award for “Security’s Best.” To learn more about the company and its personal protection product line, visit www.Guardian8.com. Follow Guardian 8 on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
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