Semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, often used in mass shootings, are carried by some school police.
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June 23, 2016
May 04, 2016
Continuing long trend lines, fewer students report fearing harm at school, and rates of school-based victimization have also declined, the most recent federal data show.
April 28, 2016
Naloxone can help stabilize people suffering from opioid or heroin overdoses until emergency medical help arrives. A company will offer the drug to all U.S. high schools.
April 22, 2016
Suicide rates have climbed among children and young adults in the 10-14 and 15-24 age groups since 1999, mirroring trends in the population as a whole, new federal data show.
April 21, 2016
A 16-year-old Delaware girl died after being seriously injured in a fight with classmates in her high school's restroom Thursday morning, school officials said.
April 11, 2016
The school police officer was fired after a video of him body slamming a girl to the ground spread online last week.
April 08, 2016
The San Antonio district expects to wrap-up its investigation of the video, in which a school officer slams a 12-year-old girl face-first on the ground, early next week.
April 07, 2016
The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.
March 27, 2016
Expanded federal data collection about LGBT students would help illuminate school climate problems and inform efforts to find solutions, researchers say in a paper released by the Equity Project and Indiana University.
March 17, 2016
The settlement follows a federal lawsuit by the ACLU over a 2010 "gang sweep" at a high school in which students of color were "rounded up, questioned, searched, and forced to be photographed holding signs describing alleged gang affiliation."