The 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., stirred conversations about how to recognize threats, how to secure schools, and how to respond to the mental health needs of students.
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December 13, 2017
December 07, 2017
Two students are dead after a shooter entered a New Mexico high school near the Navajo Nation Thursday morning. The gunman also died at the scene, police said.
October 26, 2017
Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence Must Be Higher Priority for K-12, Experts Tell Lawmakers
While there's been a spotlight on sexual violence on college campuses in recent years, sexual assault and harassment are also problems in elementary and secondary schools, a panel of experts told a congressional task force on sexual violence.
October 06, 2017
A grand jury indicted a sheriff on criminal charges this week after a four-hour schoolwide sweep in which 40 uniformed officers from various law enforcement agencies did forced searches of about 900 students. The case has raised concerns about the rights of students.
September 20, 2017
While every act of school violence has unique attributes, the Freeman High School shooting follows some patterns that have been common in other attacks. What can be learned from it?
August 28, 2017
The Trump administration will rescind Obama-era restrictions on local police agencies access to surplus military equipment, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. That might mean school police can once again get military equipment like grenade launchers and mine-resistant armored vehicles through the program, known as 1033.
June 23, 2017
A student journalist caught dozens of school buses on camera as they rolled through stop signs, spurring policy change. Here's what his work says about student engagement.
May 26, 2017
School police departments in Georgia hire police officers who were fired from previous jobs or who "resigned under the cloud of an investigation" at twice the rate of other local police departments, an investigation found.
May 16, 2017
Rates of student victimization at school have fallen over the past two decades, federal data show. And fewer students report a fear of harm at school.
May 12, 2017
An 8-year-old Cincinnati boy died by suicide in January, two days after he fell to the floor in an elementary school bathroom after an incident police have called possible assault. The district released security footage, saying the incident had been incorrectly described in the media.