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September 29, 2016

In School Shootings, Limiting Access Is Often Key to Safety

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, Conn., Set to Open New Sandy Hook Elementary School Building

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

Powerful Rifles At Center of Gun Debates Are Also Used by Some School Police

Semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, often used in mass shootings, are carried by some school police.

June 16, 2016

Senator Ends 15-Hour Push for Tighter Gun Laws With Story of Newtown Teacher

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

Schools See Less Crime, Fewer Students Feel Unsafe, Federal Data Show

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.

April 21, 2016

Girl Dies After Fight in Delaware High School Restroom

A 16-year-old Delaware girl died after being seriously injured in a fight with classmates in her high school's restroom Thursday morning, school officials said.

February 12, 2016

Two Dead After Shooting at Arizona High School

Two students died in a shooting at a high school in Glendale, Ariz., Friday morning.

January 05, 2016

Newtown Families, Teachers' Unions Applaud Obama's Actions on Guns

As he unveiled a new set of actions meant to reduce gun violence, President Obama mentioned failed efforts to pass new gun laws after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

December 13, 2015

Three Years After Newtown, Schools Broaden Their Definition of Safety

While significant changes to gun laws have not materialized since the Sandy Hook shootings, the ways in which many educators, parents, and community members talk about and act on student safety has been profoundly reshaped.

December 08, 2015

News Clip Shows Students Disarming Shooters. Do Schools Teach That?

A Fox & Friends segment shows teens demonstrating Krav Maga techniques they've learned to fight school shooters. Do schools actually encourage confrontation with intruders?

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