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December 13, 2017

Five Years After the Sandy Hook School Shootings, a Focus on Preventing Violence

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.

December 07, 2017

Two Students, Gunman Dead After Shooting at New Mexico High School

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

Schoolwide Body Searches Lead to Criminal Charges for Sheriff, Deputies

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

Washington School Shooting Followed Familiar Patterns. Here's What We Know

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

School Police May Once Again Get Military Equipment Under Trump Policy Reversal

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

How a Persistent Student Sounded the Alarm on Unsafe School Bus Drivers

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

In Georgia, Schools More Likely to Hire Police With Troubled Pasts, Report Says

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

Students Feel Safer at School; Fewer Incidents Reported, Federal Data Show

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

After 8-Year-Old's Suicide, Questions About a School's Handling of Peer 'Assault'

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.

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