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January 11, 2016

Cleveland School Officer Put On Leave for Comments About Tamir Rice Shooting

"I don't have time to ask questions and coddle kids that wave guns around," said a post on the Facebook page of the school resource officer, who worked in the district where 12-year-old Rice was a student before he was shot and killed by police in 2014.

January 08, 2016

Donald Trump Pledges to End Gun-Free School Zones If Elected President

"You know what a gun-free zone is for a sicko? That's bait," the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd at a campaign stop in Vermont on Thursday.

January 06, 2016

Baltimore Schools Receive Federal Grant to Assist in Recovery From Unrest

The grant will help Baltimore City Schools students process tensions that surrounded the death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed man who died in police custody last year.

January 05, 2016

Newtown Families, Teachers' Unions Applaud Obama's Actions on Guns

As he unveiled a new set of actions meant to reduce gun violence, President Obama mentioned failed efforts to pass new gun laws after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

January 04, 2016

Make Schools Welcoming for Muslim, Arab, Refugee Students, Ed. Dept. Urges

Students of color and students who are Syrian, Muslim, Middle Eastern, Arab, Sikh, or Jewish may feel unsafe at school in light of sensitive discussions about international events, officials in the U.S. Department of Education said.

January 04, 2016

Oregon District Cancels School as Armed Activists Occupy Nearby Wildlife Refuge

Harney County School District #3 is about 30 miles from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which has been occupied by anti-government activists since Saturday.

December 16, 2015

Five Factors Leaders Consider Before Closing Schools to Respond to Threats

District leaders must consider a range of factors, ranging from poverty to public perception, when they decide to close campuses as Los Angeles Unified did this week.

December 15, 2015

Los Angeles Unified Shuts Down All Schools to Investigate 'Credible Threat'

All students and teachers were told to stay home as police investigate a bomb threat that was received by a member of the school board. New York City officials said they determined a similar threat there was a hoax.

December 13, 2015

Three Years After Newtown, Schools Broaden Their Definition of Safety

While significant changes to gun laws have not materialized since the Sandy Hook shootings, the ways in which many educators, parents, and community members talk about and act on student safety has been profoundly reshaped.

December 08, 2015

News Clip Shows Students Disarming Shooters. Do Schools Teach That?

A Fox & Friends segment shows teens demonstrating Krav Maga techniques they've learned to fight school shooters. Do schools actually encourage confrontation with intruders?

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