Evolv "Not The Correct Solution For Schools" Says Superintendent After Stabbing

By Nikita Ermolaev, Published Nov 29, 2022, 09:35am EST (Info+)

An Evolv system missed a knife that resulted in a student being stabbed, with the School's Acting Superintendent telling IPVM that Evolv is "not the correct solution for schools" and confirming that the $4 million Evolv system has been removed.

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This stabbing happened just days before the BBC / IPVM investigation exposed that Evolv had significant problems with detecting knives.

In this report, we examine what happened at the school, what the Acting Superintendent said about the system's problems, the role of the previous Superintendent (placed on administrative leave), and Evolv's response to IPVM about these issues.

Executive *******

***** ***** **** **** **** *** "systems *** ******** ** ****** *** types ** *******", *** ******'* ****** Superintendent **** *****'* ***** **** ******** that "** ***** *** ****** ******" and **** ***** "******* [****] ** set *** ******** ** ***** *" sensitivity, **** ***** **** *** ******* that ****** **% ** ****** ** the **** ********.

***, *** ****** ***** **** **** the ***** *** **** *******, ******* the $* ******* ******** ****, *** has **** ******** **** ******* ***** detectors *** *-*** ********. ***** **** offered * ******* ******** ** **** questions ****** **** **** ** *** discuss ********* ******** ***********.

$4 ******* ***** ********

***** ****** ******** ********* ***** ******* units ** *** ** ***** ******* before *** ********* ** *** ****-**** academic **** ** * $* ******* contract, ******* ******. *** ****** ********, *******, **** only $***,***, *** ******** ************** ***** Karam (****** ** ************** *****), *** the ***** $*.* ******* **** ********** to *** ******** ** *** ***** government.

***** ****** ******** ******* ** ******* New ******* ***** ** **,*** ************** ** **********, * ******, *** 1 **** ******. ***** **** **** that ***** ** ** ****** ******** without *** ****** ** *****.

Stabbing ** **** ******

** ******* **** ** ******* **** School, * **-****-*** ******* ******* ** 18-year-old ********* ******** *****. *** ****** of *** ******** ********* *** ****-*********** injuries ***** ******** ** ****, ***** ******** *****:

*** ******** ** ****** ********* ******* and ******** ********** ** ****** *******.

Knife *** ********, ***** ** ******* "*"

*****, *** ** *********** ******* "*", was *********** ** *** *** ** the ********, ** ****** ************** ***** told ****. ********, ** **** **** that ***** "***********" ******* *** ***** Express ** **** ******* (***** ***** not ******* ** ****).

***** *** * ********* *********** ********, "A" ******* "*", **** "*" ***** the **** *********. ******* "*" ** the **** ****** **** *** ******* "D" ** *** ****** **** ****, as ****'* ******** *****. *** * more ************ ****** ** ***** *********** ********.

***** ** ******* "*" *** *********** problems ********* ******, ****** ******* ****** **** * **% detection ****. ******* "*" *** **** *****, as *** ****** ********* ** ****.

Aftermath: ********* *********** *****, **** * *** ******

******* ***** *** ********, *** ******** put ***** ** *** **** ********* setting "*", *******, **** ******* *** false ***** ****. ************, ****** ************** Nolan ******* ** ******* ***** **** TSA-like ********* - ************ ***** ********* (Garrett) *** *-*** ******** *** *** screening.

*** ****** ** *********** **** "*" to "*" *** ** * ** increase ** *** ***** ***** ****, from **% ** **%, ********* ** Nolan. * ******** ** ** ******* of * ****** ****** **** ******* alerting, ** ***** **** ****:

** *** ** * **** ***’* metal ***** *** **** *** ** her ******** *** *** *** ******. Mostly ***** **** **** ****** **** weapons **** *** ****** ** ********** to ******. ** ****’* ****** *******.

*** ******** ******$***,*** ******* ******* ***** ********* *** *-*** bag ******** ** ******* *****, ** Nolan **** ** *********** **** ***** *******.

*** *****'* ****** ** *** ******** meeting ********** *** ***** *** *******:

Evolv "*** *** ******** ** ****** ******"

***** "*** *** ******** ** ****** knives" *** "*** ******** **** ** pick ** *** ******* ** **** casualties" *** ****** ******** ********* "******* investigation", ** ****** ************** ***** ********* at *** ******** *******.

*******, ***** **** **** **** ** does *** ***** ***** *** ********* the ******* **** *** ******** **************, Bruce *****, ***** *** *********** **** knives:

*** ***** ***** **** **** *** suspended **************, *** ******** *** ***** of ********* ** ******** *** ****** that ** ***** *** ****** ******.

*****, *** *** ****** ** ************** leave, *** *** ******* ** *** of *** *****. ** *** ** the ****** *** ***** ****** ** administrative *****, ***** ** ** ******* as *** ******** *** *** ******* any *********. ********,***** ******** *** ****** ** * "******** vendetta" ** ***** ***** ******* *** he ** ******* ***** ******* ******* the ********:

** ******* ****, ******* ** * personal ******** ** *** ********* ** the ***** ** *********, ** *** three ***** ***** ******* **** ***** to ***** ** ** ************** *****. No ******* **** **** ***** ******* me. ** *********** ** *********** ******* me ** *** **** **** **** investigated ** ************* ** *** ******** or *** ***** *********.....** ** ********* my ********* ** *********** ******** ***** action ******* *** ***** **** ****** District.

*****, ***** *** *** ******* ** its ***** **** ********** ***** ********* limitations **** *** ********, *******, ****** Superintendent *****'* ********* **** *** ***** with ******** ****, *****'* ***, **** ****:

*** ******* [***** *******] *** ******** to ****** *** ***** ** ******* and ********** ** *******

Evolv "** *** ******* ******** *** *******"

***** ***** *** *** ********* ****** customers, *******'* ************ ** *** **/** *******'* ****, Acting ************** ***** ********* ** **** that ***** ** *** *** "******* solution" *** *******:

*’* **** *** ***** ****** ** perfect *** **** ** ** ******** ********** **** *********** ** ***** capacity ******.It’s **** *** *** ******* ******** *** *******. [emphasis added]

***** ******* **** * ******* ******* to **** *********:

** *** ****, ** [*****] ***'* communicate ******** ********* ******** *********** ***** Evolv ********** ** *** ******* ****** or ******* ******** ********* *** **********.

Mass ********* ** ******* *******

***** **** ******'* ****** ************** ******** that ***** *** *** ******* *** schools, ***** ******* *** ********, **** knowing *****'* ******** **** ******* ******* (guns ** ******). ** *** ****** that **** ********* ** ******* **** gunmen ***** ***** ******* *** *** focus *** ******* *** ******* ** miss ******* **** ** ********* **** as **** ********, ***** *** ***** be *** **** ******** (****** ** these ****** *** *********** ** *** raise *** ******** ** ********* ** other ******* **** **** ******* *********** tradeoffs *** ***** ***** - *.*.,**** ** *****).

Potential ******* *** *****

**** ******** **** ** *** ****** of ********* ** ***** *********** *** can ****** ********* *******, ** ********* is * ******** ***** ********** ********** in ********* *** ** *********.

** ***** *** ****** ********, *** in ********* (***** *******'* ******* ******** ** **** ** the ********* ******** **** *** *****), **** *** **** ******* ** Utica *******. ****** **** ********* **** might ******** ******** *** ******** ** a **** ********* *****. *** ******* struggles **** * **** ***** ***** rate - ******** ****** ** ******* *** ***** Bottles, ****** ***** ****** ****. *******, *** ****** **** ********* lead ** ** ******** ** ***** alarms *** ******* ******** ***************.

Marketing ******?

**** ******** ********* *** *****'* ****** positioning *** **** *** ******* ***** the *****, ********* ****, ** *** match **** ***** ********* ** *** customers. **** **** *** ********: ** a ********* ****** ********?

** *****'* ******, ***** ******* ******* their ********* ***** ******* *********** ** a **** ** *** ***** *********, however, *** ******* ***** ** ****** represent *** ************ ** *** ******.

******, ** *** ****** *** ******* in **** ****** ******** *** *****, it ***** **** ***** ******** ** dollars. ** *** ***** ****, ******* 90% ** *** ***** ***** **** from ** ***** *********, ** ** citizens ** *** **** ** *** state ****** *** **** ****** **********.

Comments (6)

** ***** ***** ********* ******* *** customers ** **** ***********.

* ***** *** ** ********* ** see *** ******'* ****** *** *** school ******** *** *****.

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** **** *** ****, **** ******** does ***** ****? ** ***** ****** itself *** *** "*** ** **** the ****** **** ** ***'* ****** knives, ** *** ****** **** ******** to ****" *** ** **** *** that ** ***'* ***** ***** ** deceiving *** ******, ** **** ** they **?

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**** ** *** **** ***********, *** Evolv ***** ****** ***** **** ********** set ************ *** ****** *********** *** it *** **** ** ** *** school ******** ** *** *********** *** staffing ****** ***********.

* ***** *** "******* *********" ********* is ***** ** ****** *********** *** them ** ******** ****. ***, **** have **** **** ******* ********* ****** in ******** **** *** ******** ******** allows *** "**** ** **** *** make **" ********** ** ******* ********. They *** ********* *** *** ***** company ** ****-*** ************ ****, *** the ******* ** ******* ****** ** this ****** *** ** **** *******, expensive, *** ********** ******* ** *** users ** ******* ***** "*********" ** these *******.

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******** **** *** ******** ******** ****** for "**** ** **** *** **** it" ********** ** ******* ********.

****'* * **** *****. ****** *****, that ***** ** **** ****** **** solving **** *** *** ****** ** relatively ****** *** *** ** **** with **** *** *****.*****, ** **** **** ******** **********, *** ***** ** *** **** of *******.

***, ******* ********* **** *** *** *** ********* unironically ********** **** *** "***-*******" *** ****** and ** **** *** *** **:

**** ******* ** ***** ***, **** are ******** ********* ** “***-****” *** truth ** * *** **** ** one **** ** ******* ** **,** **** ** **** ******* *** of *** ********* ***** ** ***** so. *** ***’* **** ** *** much; *** *** **** **** ** in ******* **** *** *** ******; and **** ***********, *** *************** ** ** ** ****** ** bootstrap *** ****** **** *********. ***’** not ********** *********; **** ********* *** it: ****’** ********** *** ************ **** ‘fact-fulness’. **’* *** *****. **’* **** jump ******** * *******, ****’* ***.

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****** *****, **** ***** ** **** better **** ******* **** *** *** faking ** ********** ****** *** *** be **** **** **** *** *****.

* ***** **** *** ** ***** better ** *** ********, ** ** limited *** ******** **** *** **** a ****** ***** *****. ** **** of ***** ***** *** ******* *** more ****** ******* **** *** ****, the *********, *** ******* ** ****** any ******* ***** *** ***.

**** *** *******-***** ******** ** *** security ********, *** **** *********** ** the ****** ** *** ***** *******. When ******** **** ******** ******* *****, failures, ** ***** ******, ** ** often *** ********** **** ***** *** financial *** ** ****** ** ******* things. ** ** ******* **** ** integrator ***** ** ****** ** ****** some ** *** ** * **** of * ************* ******* ** * core ********, ***** *** ************ ** that ******* *** **** *** ********** 'no *******', ** ********* ****** ** reimburse ****.

****, *********** **** ** **** *****, and **** ** **** ** ***** some ****** ** ******** *************. **** we *** ****** * *** * star ******* ** ****** **** ******* people ** ***** **** **** ****. When * ****-***** ********** ***** * Facebook ***** **** **** **** ***** ass ** * ************'* ****** ******* it ** **** ****** ** ****** sales *** **** ************.

*** ** **** **** ** ** a ****** ***** ********** *********** *** claims ***** **** ****** **** **** in ***** *******. ** *** ********, if *** *** **** ********** ****** and **** **** **, *** **** a **** ******* ** **** ***** a *** ** *** ********* ***** and *** **** *********** *****.

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* ***** **** *** ** ***** better ** *** ********, ** ** limited *** ********

* ** **** ******** ***** ******** products ***** **** ** "*****" ** things **** *** **** ** ***, you **** ****** * ******** *********** or ******** ****** ** *****, **** can ** ****** *****, ***** **'* a ****** ******* **** ** ******** barriers, ***********'* ********** ** *** *** ***************.

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