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May 08, 2019

Florida Governor Signs Divisive Bill Allowing for Armed Teachers

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

Woman Inspired by Columbine Shooting Makes 'Credible Threat' as Anniversary Nears of 1999 Attack

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 States Debate Arming Teachers, Opponents Detail Mishandling of Guns in Schools

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

After Shooting Death at a School, Superintendent Calls On Community to Address Violence

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

Watch: Father of Parkland Victim Puts His Son Front and Center in Fight for New Gun Laws

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.

December 14, 2018

Sandy Hook School Evacuated After Threat on Sixth Anniversary of Shooting

On the sixth anniversary of a mass school shooting there, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was evacuated in response to a phoned-in bomb threat Friday.

December 13, 2018

A Teen Planned a School Shooting. Thanks to a Tip, Police Intervened Before Students Were Hurt.

A teen's plans to attack a school were thwarted when law enforcement reacted quickly to a tip. It's an example of the importance of prevention in school safety debates.

December 10, 2018

Sandy Hook Promise Releases Chilling Warning About School Violence

Sandy Hook Promise's video details warning signs that a student may act violently. It comes the week of the sixth anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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