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August 20, 2018

What Counts as a School Shooting? The Answer to That Question Shapes Safety Debates

Was the gunfire that injured two people outside a high school football game a "school shooting"? Answering that question is more complicated than it sounds, and it affects ongoing school safety debates.

August 16, 2018

School Safety Requires Prevention, Not Just Physical Security, Federal Commission Told

While many school safety conversations since the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla., have focused on "hardening schools" with physical security measures, keeping students safe requires a broader, multifaceted approach, panelists said.

August 14, 2018

Should High Schoolers Learn to Stop Traumatic Bleeding? The Feds Think So.

The Department of Homeland Security wants to train high school students to treat bleeding during mass casualty events, like school shootings. Here's how the idea fits into larger school safety debates.

August 09, 2018

Parkland Shooting Victims' Families: School Board Is Weak on Safety

Families whose loved ones were killed in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting say the Broward County school district needs new leadership and urged voters to elect new members to the school board. Two parents whose children died in the massacre are running for the board.

August 03, 2018

Investigation Into Parkland School Shooter Flags Transition Out of Special Education Program

A consultant's review of the Parkland, Fla., school shooter's educational history found that the Broward County School District did not respond properly when the gunman, a former student, asked to be re-enrolled in special education services after opting out of the program several months earlier.

July 31, 2018

Could 3D-Printed Guns Bypass Policies Designed to Keep Schools Safe?

A website plans to publish blueprints for plastic guns that can be made on a 3D printer. Some fear that will create a way to bypass gun laws, including some passed since the Parkland shooting that are intended to keep schools safe.

July 24, 2018

After Parkland Shooting, District Teams With Sandy Hook Promise to Spot Warning Signs of Violence

As it works to heal from the Parkland school shooting, the Broward County school district in Florida plans to partner with Sandy Hook Promise to help prevent future violence.

July 12, 2018

There's No Single Profile of a Violent Student, Secret Service Says in New Report

Students who pose a safety threat to schools can be male or female, socially isolated or popular, and academic stars or poor perfomers—in other words, they don't fit one single stereotype, according to the Secret Service's new report.

July 10, 2018

Controversial Discipline Program Not to Blame for Parkland School Shooting, Commission Finds

A controversial school discipline program designed to reduce student arrests cannot be blamed for a shooting by a former student in Parkland, Fla., a state commission said Tuesday.

June 25, 2018

In a Speech to School Police, Attorney General Jeff Sessions Focuses on Immigration

In a year in which two mass shootings devastated America's schools, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions used a speech to a national gathering of school police to highlight a different topic entirely: immigration.

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