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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 14, 2018

'The Most Traumatizing Experience Imaginable.' Stoneman Douglas Teacher Tells Senators About Students' Pain

After a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students will be processing their trauma for years to come, a teacher told lawmakers.

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 Shooting, Superintendent Calls for Review of Suspect's Education, Disciplinary History

Robert Runcie, the superintendent of the Broward County district recovering from a Feb. 14 school shooting, called for an independent review of the "educational record and the academic, social and emotional services" that accused gunman Nikolas Cruz received while he was a student.

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

Parkland School Officer Took Position, But Didn't Enter Building During Shooting, Sheriff Says

The Broward County sheriff's deputy assigned to Stoneman Douglas High School took position outside of a building during the mass shooting there last week, but he never entered to try to stop the gunman, Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.

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 20, 2018

West Point Posthumously Admits School Shooting Victim Honored as Hero by Classmates

The military academy awarded a rare posthumous admission to Peter Wang, a Parkland JROTC member who died holding open a school door so his peers could escape.

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