The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and Everytown for Gun Safety are recommending in a new report that schools stop using active shooter drills that are either unannounced or simulate gun violence.
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February 11, 2020
January 16, 2020
A school shooting in Houston has set off yet another round of questions about how students manage to get guns onto campuses undetected. But the Texas tragedy also calls attention to the unique and difficult fallout from gun incidents that are accidental.
November 26, 2019
Alanna Miller organized her Dallas' high school's national walkout in protest of gun violence after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Now a college freshman, Miller said the high-profile pressure to change policies on guns and other issues, along with the voting power of youth, is making lawmakers "a little scared."
May 08, 2019
Florida's governor signed a bill that will allow schools to arm classroom teachers, part of a longer list of school safety changes made after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last year.
April 16, 2019
More than 20 Denver-area schools took precautions Tuesday as the FBI searched for an "armed and extremely dangerous" woman who was inspired by the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School.
April 05, 2019
As more states consider arming teachers, a gun-control group's analysis found dozens of incidents of guns left accessible to students, misfired, or used inappropriately.
February 14, 2019
The death of a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed outside a high school basketball game in Kansas City, Mo., this week, is the first fatality in a school shooting in 2019, according to Education Week's tracker.
February 13, 2019
Watch: A Year After Parkland Shooting, States Counting on Student Tips to Help Prevent School Violence
A year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, more states are setting up anonymous tip lines to help prevent school violence. Learn more about their efforts, and the challenges that come with them, in this video report.
February 13, 2019
Watch: A Former Columbine Student Helps Survivors of Other Mass Shootings, Including Those in Parkland
Heather Martin survived the massacre at Columbine High School 20 years ago by hiding with dozens of others. Now, she helps survivors of other mass shootings, including students from Parkland.
February 12, 2019
Joaquin Oliver was one of the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a year ago. His father has used his son's own image in his fight for new gun laws.