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April 26, 2018

On-Site Police, Security More Common at Majority-Black Secondary Schools

An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.

April 20, 2018

Anti-Violence Rally on Eve of Columbine Anniversary Recalls Massacre, Urges Voter Action

Some 500 people turned out in a park next to Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colo., Thursday evening for Vote for Our Lives, an anti-violence rally in honor of the victims of the shootings at the school, where 13 people were killed by two gunmen 19 years ago.

March 27, 2018

Federal School Safety Research Eliminated to Fund New School Security Measures

Funding for post-Newtown program that funds research into a broad range of school safety issues has been redirected to help pay for a new federal school security bill. Researchers fear that will leave schools without necessary research to guide their security efforts.

March 23, 2018

Parkland Victims' Families Have Pushed for Change. Here's What They've Accomplished.

While Parkland's student activists have received much attention, family members of victims of a school shooting their have successfully pushed for changes at both the state and federal levels.

March 23, 2018

Sandy Hook Promise Launches Anonymous Reporting System for School Violence Tips

Sandy Hook Promise launched an anonymous reporting system that schools can use to collect and track student tips about possible violent behavior. The aim: Stop the next school shooting before it starts.

March 21, 2018

A School Officer Intervenes in a Shooting. And the Debate Turns to 'Good Guy With a Gun'

A school-based sheriff's deputy confronted a student gunman at a Maryland high school Tuesday, fueling debates over school safety and the role of law enforcement in schools.

March 20, 2018

Stoneman Douglas Student Arrested for Threat; Deputies Move to Keep Guns From Brother of Accused Shooter

Broward County sheriff's deputies arrested a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Tuesday for a social media threat. And they sought to prohibit the brother of the accused school shooter from obtaining weapons under the state's new "red flag law."

March 20, 2018

Lawmakers Question Obama-Era Discipline Policy at Hearing on Parkland Shooting

Members of Congress debated a directive to drive down disproportionately high discipline rates for students of color with Republicans questioning whether similar policies in a Florida district allowed the accused Parkland, Fla., shooter to avoid being arrested despite his reportedly frequent discipline issues at school.

March 19, 2018

Civil Rights Groups Sound the Alarm About Safety Plans After Parkland Shooting

"Knee-jerk reactions" to school safety fears after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have created civil rights concerns for students of color and students with disabilities, a group of civil rights organizations said Monday.

March 07, 2018

Parkland-Inspired Bill on Guns, School Safety Heads to Florida Governor's Desk

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases, school safety measures, and a voluntary program to arm school staff. Gov. Rick Scott has not said if he will sign it.

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