Brevard County School Board Agrees to Hire Security Specialists

Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast for Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.

In travel safety News

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 8, 2018)

Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect U.S. Embassy operations and hours.  The Embassy is aware of demonstrations planned for May 9, 2018 in Managua with advertised start times of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  However, recent days’ events have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence of demonstrations are all unpredictable.

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In Executive Protection News

Vermont Legislature passes ‘domestic terrorism’ bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont Legislature has passed a bill that would make it a crime if anyone takes “substantial steps” to threaten to kill or kidnap groups of people.

The Rutland Herald reports the bill given final approval Monday came in response to an alleged plot to commit a school shooting at Fair Haven Union High School by a former student.

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The American rapper Carbi B’s security allegedly attacked an autograph seeker following the 2018 Met Gala

Police confirmed that a verbal dispute took place around 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday after a fan approached the rapper for an autograph outside of the Mark Hotel in New York. According to the magazine, a physical altercation then took place between the fan and three members of Cardi B’s security and her fiance.  the suspects fled the scene before the authorities arrived and that the fan was then taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital with minor injuries.

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Brevard School Board says no to arming staff with guns, yes to hiring ‘security specialists’

The Brevard County School Board on Tuesday decided to postpone implementing Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s controversial proposal to arm school staff and instead opted to hire full-time armed “security specialists.”

Here’s Caroline Glenn of Florida Today with the report

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In Vehicle News

From BBC News

BMW recalls 300,000 cars that risk stalling completely

BMW is extending a UK recall of its cars after the BBC’s Watchdog found that vehicles could cut out completely while they are being driven.

It is recalling 312,000 vehicles: the BMW 1 Series, the 3 Series, the Z4 and its X1 petrol and diesel models made between March 2007 and August 2011.

BMW initially recalled 36,410 petrol cars last year over safety issues.

It said it now recognized there may have been similar problems in cars not covered by the first recall.

The German carmaker initially recalled cars in the UK after Narayan Gurung, who was traveling with his wife on Christmas Day in 2016, died when their Ford Fiesta crashed into a tree to avoid a broken-down BMW in Guildford, Surrey.

The BMW had suffered an electrical fault, causing its brake lights to fail and resulting in the vehicle stalling on a dark road.

An investigation by Watchdog has found that the fault could affect a wider number of cars.

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