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October 29, 2018

North Carolina School Shooting Spotlights Importance of Family Reunification Plans

After a school shooting in North Carolina, frustrated parents struggled to reunite with their children. The incident spotlights the importance of incorporating reunification plans into school crisis response.

October 25, 2018

Superintendent Runcie Describes How He Handled the Aftermath of the Parkland Shooting

Calling the Parkland, Fla., shooting a "9/11 moment for schools," Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie said the tragedy brought overwhelming logistical, political, and communications challenges to the district.

August 29, 2018

Student Activists, Teachers Unions Plan Youth Summit on Gun Violence

Youth organizers, gun control groups, and teachers unions plan a youth summit to help coordinate student engagement around gun violence issues.

August 23, 2018

Trump's School Safety Panel Tours Nevada School to See How It's Beefing Up Defenses

The commission, formed in response to the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has criss-crossed the country exploring ways to make schools safer.

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.

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