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September 20, 2017

Washington School Shooting Followed Familiar Patterns. Here's What We Know

While every act of school violence has unique attributes, the Freeman High School shooting follows some patterns that have been common in other attacks. What can be learned from it?

May 18, 2017

It's Been 90 Years Since the Deadliest School Attack in U.S. History

The deadliest school attack in U.S. history wasn't a shooting; it was a bombing. And it happened 90 years ago.

May 16, 2017

Students Feel Safer at School; Fewer Incidents Reported, Federal Data Show

Rates of student victimization at school have fallen over the past two decades, federal data show. And fewer students report a fear of harm at school.

April 28, 2017

After 100 Days, Trump Pledge to End Gun-Free School Zones Is Unfulfilled

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

San Bernardino Shooting: Elementary School Used Common Security Measures

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

Student, Teacher Shot Dead in California Special Needs Classroom

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

Watch: Surviving a School Shooting Shaped His Views on Arming Teachers

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.

February 03, 2017

Newtown Debates Letter Asking Trump to Denounce Sandy Hook 'Truthers'

The Newtown, Conn., school board authorized its chair to sign a letter calling on President Trump to denounce people who claim the 2012 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are an elaborate hoax. Some other city officials have been reluctant to sign on.

January 30, 2017

School Shootings Linked to Higher Unemployment Rates, Study Says

School shootings correlate with higher unemployment rates, researchers at Northwestern University conclude in a new study.

January 17, 2017

DeVos Says She Would Support Trump If He Pushes to End Gun-Free School Zones

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.

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