The incident touches on larger discussions about the role of school security personnel in routine disciplinary issues and whether it's appropriate to carry pepper spray in school settings.
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April 28, 2017
Trump's campaign pledge to end gun-free school zones "on day one" remains unfulfilled. It would require cooperation from Congress to change existing laws on guns in schools.
April 11, 2017
The man who shot two students and his estranged wife in a special education classroom Monday entered a San Bernardino, Calif., elementary school with approval from office staff, officials said.
April 10, 2017
A second student was injured after the gunman shot his wife, who was a teacher at the San Bernadino school, and then himself, police said.
March 27, 2017
Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.
January 31, 2017
Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch dissented in a case last year, arguing that a school resource officer handcuffed and arrested a student for a situation that could have been handled by school principal.
January 30, 2017
An analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center explores students' exposure to law enforcement in schools and persistent racial disparities in rates of student arrests and referrals to law enforcement.
January 17, 2017
Pressed in her confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos called guns in schools a state and local issue. She said she would support President-elect Donald Trump if he moves to end gun-free school zones.
January 13, 2017
Chicago police used force on students for "non-criminal conduct and minor violations" and failed to set a policy for use of stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found.
December 14, 2016
Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.