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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.

March 07, 2018

Thwarted School Shooting Plans Don't Get Much Attention. Here's How That Affects School Safety Debates.

Prevention is an important part of school safety plans, experts say. But the public isn't always aware of successful prevention efforts, and that can skew debates over school safety.

March 06, 2018

After Parkland Shooting, Sen. Rubio Questions Obama-Era Guidance on School Arrests

Obama-era guidance that calls on schools not to rely on police to administer routine student discipline "may have contributed to systemic failures" to report a school shooting suspect's behavior to law enforcement, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary or Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday.

February 22, 2018

Calls to Arm Teachers Meet Resistance From Parkland Educators, Leaders

Even before President Donald Trump proposed training and arming teachers in response to a mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school, some teachers there said they wouldn't want to carry a weapon in their classrooms.

February 21, 2018

After Parkland Shooting, Deputies in Broward County Schools Will Carry Rifles

Deputies who patrol Broward County, Fla., schools will carry AR-15 rifles, the same weapon that was used to carry out a mass shooting at one of the district's high schools last week, Sheriff Scott Israel said.

February 01, 2018

School Shooters Are Rarely Female. What Does That Mean for Schools?

Police arrested a 12-year-old girl after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday. School shooting suspects are rarely female, but safety experts urge educators not to assume a narrow profile when addressing safety concerns.

January 17, 2018

What if Hawaii's False Alarm Had Happened on a School Day?

Hawaii's schools are prepared to respond to ballistic missile threats, education officials wrote in a letter to parents after Saturday's false alarm.

January 02, 2018

#MeTooK12 Seeks to Spotlight Problem of Sexual Assault in Schools

After months of discussion of workplace sexual assault and harassment, organizers hope the #MeTooK12 campaign will shine a spotlight on sexual violence in public schools.

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.

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