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September 17, 2014

School Police in Los Angeles Will Give Up Grenade Launchers

Civil rights groups have raised concerns about schools receiving surplus military equipment through a U.S. Department of Defense program, which provided the grenade launchers to Los Angeles school police.

September 12, 2014

Ohio District Cancels Classes After School Shooter Escapes From Prison

T.J. Lane, who killed three students and wounded several others in a 2012 rampage in Chardon, Ohio, was later recaptured.

September 11, 2014

Armed School Employees: Missouri Legislature Overrides Veto on Gun Bill

Under the bill, school boards can meet in closed session to designate employees as school protection officers, authorized to "carry a concealed firearm or self-defense spray device."

August 18, 2014

Shooting Protests Continue to Affect Schools in St. Louis Area

As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

August 08, 2014

In School Shootings, 'He Just Snapped' Is a Myth, Psychologist Says

The cliché that shooters "just snapped" devalues the importance of risk assessment, a psychologist said at the American Psychological Association convention.

July 15, 2014

Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

June 27, 2014

Arm Teachers and Staff? Georgia Schools Say 'No,' Despite New Law Allowing It

School officials say arming staff wouldn't make students any safer.

June 12, 2014

Less Sex, Fighting, and Smoking Seen Among High School Students

Biennial CDC report tracks health risk behaviors among young people, drawing upon survey results from 42 states and 21 large urban school districts.

June 10, 2014

Schools Make Progress on Safety, Report Says

Over a multi-year period, nonfatal incidents decreased, and fewer students reported being afraid of attack or harm at school.

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