The Broward County sheriff's deputy assigned to Stoneman Douglas High School took position outside of a building during the mass shooting there last week, but he never entered to try to stop the gunman, Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.
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Even before President Donald Trump proposed training and arming teachers in response to a mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school, some teachers there said they wouldn't want to carry a weapon in their classrooms.
Deputies who patrol Broward County, Fla., schools will carry AR-15 rifles, the same weapon that was used to carry out a mass shooting at one of the district's high schools last week, Sheriff Scott Israel said.
The military academy awarded a rare posthumous admission to Peter Wang, a Parkland JROTC member who died holding open a school door so his peers could escape.
"I will hug each and every one of you," Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson said in a video message to students days after a school shooting at the Parkland, Fla., school.
The U.S. Department of Education won't intervene if transgender students file complaints about access to school restrooms, a spokesperson said, confirming a position the agency has effectively held since it rescinded guidance on transgender student rights a year ago.
A South Dakota lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching kindergarten through 7th-grade students about gender identity or gender expression. Critics say it would hurt transgender students.
Police arrested a 12-year-old girl after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday. School shooting suspects are rarely female, but safety experts urge educators not to assume a narrow profile when addressing safety concerns.