Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:24am
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:50am
An Oklahoma lawmaker began a petition drive to put on the ballot a measure allowing the state to issue $500 million in bonds to finance storm shelters in schools, after a devastating tornado in May killed seven children at a school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 1:51pm
About 75 educators attended a safety drill this week, where Limerick Township (Pa.) Police Chief Bill Albany and Upper Providence (Pa.) Sgt. Rob Solorio gave a presentation about school shootings, answered questions (Is it better to shelter in place or run?), and dispelled some outdated notions about safety ("A cafeteria table is not cover.")
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 6:02pm
Every West Virginia school should practice responding to a gunman's attack at least annually, as part of a plan to guard against violence, the top prosecutor for the state's southern federal court district said Tuesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:59pm
The deadly tornado that swept through Moore, Okla., and flattened or severely damaged two elementary schools last week, hit especially close to home for the Lake Local School District.