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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January 17, 2017
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.
December 02, 2016
The Sandy Hook Promise released a powerful new ad this week with a surprise twist that calls on viewers to look for the early warning signs of gun violence.
October 26, 2016
The family of a 6-year-old kindergartner who died after he was shot on the playground of his South Carolina elementary school last month is pushing for a statewide requirement of a police officer or armed guard in every school.
October 19, 2016
An emotional video campaign illustrates the ways meaningful adult relationships can counter the effects of childhood trauma on the brain.
September 29, 2016
Effects of a school shooting in South Carolina were limited by policies and practices designed to restrict access to the building, a district leader said.
July 28, 2016
Newtown officials will open a new Sandy Hook Elementary School this week to replace the building where a gunman killed 26 people and himself in December 2012.
June 23, 2016
Semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, often used in mass shootings, are carried by some school police.
June 16, 2016
The 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. were frequently mentioned during a 15-hour Senate floor speech by Sen. Chris Murphy, who pushed for tougher gun laws after the shootings at a night club in Orlando.
May 04, 2016
Continuing long trend lines, fewer students report fearing harm at school, and rates of school-based victimization have also declined, the most recent federal data show.