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April 11, 2017

San Bernardino Shooting: Elementary School Used Common Security Measures

The man who shot two students and his estranged wife in a special education classroom Monday entered a San Bernardino, Calif., elementary school with approval from office staff, officials said.

April 10, 2017

Student, Teacher Shot Dead in California Special Needs Classroom

A second student was injured after the gunman shot his wife, who was a teacher at the San Bernadino school, and then himself, police said.

March 27, 2017

Watch: Surviving a School Shooting Shaped His Views on Arming Teachers

Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.

January 31, 2017

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Has Opined on Student Discipline, School Police

Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch dissented in a case last year, arguing that a school resource officer handcuffed and arrested a student for a situation that could have been handled by school principal.

January 30, 2017

Police in Schools: Three Findings From a New Education Week Analysis

An analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center explores students' exposure to law enforcement in schools and persistent racial disparities in rates of student arrests and referrals to law enforcement.

January 17, 2017

DeVos Says She Would Support Trump If He Pushes to End Gun-Free School Zones

Pressed in her confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos called guns in schools a state and local issue. She said she would support President-elect Donald Trump if he moves to end gun-free school zones.

January 13, 2017

Justice Dept. Investigation Flags Use of Force Against Students by Chicago Police

Chicago police used force on students for "non-criminal conduct and minor violations" and failed to set a policy for use of stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found.

December 14, 2016

Families of Newtown School Shooting Victims Praise New Mental Health Law

Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.

December 09, 2016

Schools With Police But No School Counselors: A Closer Look

An analysis by the White House Council of Economic Advisers takes a closer look at the 1.6 million students who are enrolled in schools that have on-site law enforcement but no school counselors.

December 08, 2016

School Police Officer Shoots Knife-Wielding Nevada Student, Officials Say

The student was transported to a local hospital, where he remained in critical condition Thursday. The officer, who works for the district-run police department, was placed on paid administrative leave pending an external investigation by the Reno Police Department.

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