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September 15, 2014

School Police Get Military Weapons, Vehicles, Equipment From Federal Agency

The surplus military equipment was provided through a Department of Defense program, which has been criticized following local response to protests in Ferguson, Mo.

September 12, 2014

Ohio District Cancels Classes After School Shooter Escapes From Prison

T.J. Lane, who killed three students and wounded several others in a 2012 rampage in Chardon, Ohio, was later recaptured.

September 11, 2014

Armed School Employees: Missouri Legislature Overrides Veto on Gun Bill

Under the bill, school boards can meet in closed session to designate employees as school protection officers, authorized to "carry a concealed firearm or self-defense spray device."

September 03, 2014

Newtown Shootings: $3.1 Million Grant to Aid Recovery for Those Directly Impacted

The U.S. Department of Education previously provided a $1.3 million grant for the 2012-13 school year and a $1.9 million grant for the 2013-14 school year to aid with mental health services for students and broader recovery efforts.

September 02, 2014

Poll: Parents Concerned About School Shootings, Unaware of Disaster Plans

While parents fear disasters at schools, many are uninformed about schools' preparedness efforts, a poll by Save the Children found.

August 28, 2014

Illinois to Spend $10 Million to Expand Chicago's Safe Passage Program

The program helps protect children from traffic and gang activity on their walks to school.

August 18, 2014

Shooting Protests Continue to Affect Schools in St. Louis Area

As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.

August 12, 2014

Robin Williams' Death: What We Shouldn't Say When We Discuss Suicide

There's a right and a wrong way to discuss the public health issue, experts say.

August 08, 2014

In School Shootings, 'He Just Snapped' Is a Myth, Psychologist Says

The cliché that shooters "just snapped" devalues the importance of risk assessment, a psychologist said at the American Psychological Association convention.

July 15, 2014

Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

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