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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.

December 14, 2016

Families of Newtown School Shooting Victims Praise New Mental Health Law

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

School Shootings: Sandy Hook Promise Ad Shares Warning Signs for Gun Violence

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

Family of School Shooting Victim Pushes for Armed Guards, Police in Schools

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.

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