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August 17, 2016

FBI's Anti-Extremism Program for Schools Promotes 'Fear and Suspicion,' Groups Say

Several education advocacy groups have harshly criticized a Federal Bureau of Investigation program designed to prevent the spread of "violent extremism" in American schools.

August 09, 2016

South Carolina Moves to Limit Role of School Police After Violent Student Arrest

The policies come at the recommendation of a state task force assembled after a video of a violent arrest of a teen girl drew widespread criticism on the internet last year.

August 05, 2016

Don't Use Martial Arts to Restrain Students, Kentucky Ed. Chief Tells Schools

At least five Kentucky districts had trained staff in Aikido Control Training to physically restrain students. Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt warned districts this week that the technique may put students into harmful positions banned under a state law.

July 28, 2016

Newtown, Conn., Set to Open New Sandy Hook Elementary School Building

Newtown officials will open a new Sandy Hook Elementary School this week to replace the building where a gunman killed 26 people and himself in December 2012.

June 23, 2016

Powerful Rifles At Center of Gun Debates Are Also Used by Some School Police

Semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, often used in mass shootings, are carried by some school police.

May 04, 2016

Schools See Less Crime, Fewer Students Feel Unsafe, Federal Data Show

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

Drug to Treat Opioid, Heroin Overdoses Offered Free to All U.S. High Schools

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

Youth Suicide Rates Have Climbed Since 1999, Data Show

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

Girl Dies After Fight in Delaware High School Restroom

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

San Antonio District Fires School Officer Who Body Slammed Student in Video

The school police officer was fired after a video of him body slamming a girl to the ground spread online last week.

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