ATLANTA, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Video surveillance solutions developer Wren announced plans to conduct a research project on school security in the Northeast United States.
U.S. company Wren says it will survey K-12 schools in the Northeast United States and evaluate the emergency preparedness capabilities and readiness to counter potential threats to students, staff and teachers.
Wren, which also has conducted similar studies in the Midwest and Texas, will survey schools in the Northeast as part of its School Security Research Series. The study, expected to be conducted with support from the National Association of School Resource Officers, marks the fourth school study in the company's research series since 2007.
"While our previous regional studies helped us learn about school security issues in the Midwest and Texas, we're especially interested in comparing emergency preparedness of schools in the Northeast -- as they include some of the largest public school systems in the United States," Andrew Wren, president of Wren, said in a statement.
"We expect to learn how high-density schools' security challenges differ from those of the more rural schools."