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March 23, 2018

Parkland Victims' Families Have Pushed for Change. Here's What They've Accomplished.

While Parkland's student activists have received much attention, family members of victims of a school shooting their have successfully pushed for changes at both the state and federal levels.

March 23, 2018

Sandy Hook Promise Launches Anonymous Reporting System for School Violence Tips

Sandy Hook Promise launched an anonymous reporting system that schools can use to collect and track student tips about possible violent behavior. The aim: Stop the next school shooting before it starts.

March 21, 2018

A School Officer Intervenes in a Shooting. And the Debate Turns to 'Good Guy With a Gun'

A school-based sheriff's deputy confronted a student gunman at a Maryland high school Tuesday, fueling debates over school safety and the role of law enforcement in schools.

March 20, 2018

Stoneman Douglas Student Arrested for Threat; Deputies Move to Keep Guns From Brother of Accused Shooter

Broward County sheriff's deputies arrested a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Tuesday for a social media threat. And they sought to prohibit the brother of the accused school shooter from obtaining weapons under the state's new "red flag law."

March 20, 2018

Lawmakers Question Obama-Era Discipline Policy at Hearing on Parkland Shooting

Members of Congress debated a directive to drive down disproportionately high discipline rates for students of color with Republicans questioning whether similar policies in a Florida district allowed the accused Parkland, Fla., shooter to avoid being arrested despite his reportedly frequent discipline issues at school.

March 19, 2018

Civil Rights Groups Sound the Alarm About Safety Plans After Parkland Shooting

"Knee-jerk reactions" to school safety fears after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have created civil rights concerns for students of color and students with disabilities, a group of civil rights organizations said Monday.

March 07, 2018

Parkland-Inspired Bill on Guns, School Safety Heads to Florida Governor's Desk

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases, school safety measures, and a voluntary program to arm school staff. Gov. Rick Scott has not said if he will sign it.

March 07, 2018

Thwarted School Shooting Plans Don't Get Much Attention. Here's How That Affects School Safety Debates.

Prevention is an important part of school safety plans, experts say. But the public isn't always aware of successful prevention efforts, and that can skew debates over school safety.

March 06, 2018

After Parkland Shooting, Sen. Rubio Questions Obama-Era Guidance on School Arrests

Obama-era guidance that calls on schools not to rely on police to administer routine student discipline "may have contributed to systemic failures" to report a school shooting suspect's behavior to law enforcement, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary or Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday.

February 22, 2018

Calls to Arm Teachers Meet Resistance From Parkland Educators, Leaders

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.

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