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April 15, 2015

New District Liability for School Violence Mulled by Colorado Lawmakers

A school shooting at a Colorado high school in 2013 has spurred a proposal to lower the threshold for districts' liability in such cases, but local K-12 officials are critical of the idea.

October 27, 2014

Seattle-Area School Shooting Not First to Affect a Tribal Community

In 2005, a 16-year-old student killed five students and two adults in a tribal community in Minnesota.

August 14, 2014

Sandy Hook Educators Push to Make Background Checks a Campaign Issue

Educators from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., pen an open letter to members of Congress, urging them to support a bipartisan bill on firearms background checks.

May 02, 2014

Foiled School Bomb Plot Demonstrates Need for Prevention Efforts

Prevention efforts and reporting systems, like tip lines, are important parts of a school safety strategy, experts say.

January 28, 2014

Bookkeeper Who Talked Down School Shooter To Be State of the Union Guest

Antoinette Tuff won praise by calmly convincing gunman to drop his weapon and surrender to police.

January 27, 2014

Ohio Bill Would Limit Schools' Liability When Armed Staff Use Guns

The proposal would also require school boards to keep names of armed employees private.

January 15, 2014

Topeka School Shooting Plot Intercepted, Police Say

Kansas officials had investigated the plot since December.

December 30, 2013

Arapahoe High School Shooter Used Entrance Meant to be Locked

Despite the district's security plans, the exterior door was frequently propped open, officials said.

December 16, 2013

Debriefing: Arapahoe High School Shooting Policy Implications

Officials say the Arapahoe High School shooting could have been worse. Parents and policy makers are likely asking themselves if there's anything else they could have done to prevent it.

December 13, 2013

Colorado High School is Site of Shooting on Eve of Newtown Anniversary

Two students were injured in a shooting at a Colorado high school before the gunman, a student, shot and killed himself at the scene, police said.

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