Water Fountains In Jersey City Schools Contain Lead Above Fed Standards

Nearly 200 water fountains and sinks in Jersey City public schools contained lead contamination above federal environmental standards during recent testing, according to a report unearthed by a Jersey City parent.

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Threats Continue At Calif. Schools

For the third time in less than a week, a middle school in Fremont on Monday received a threatening phone call, police said.

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First-of-its-Kind Action Plan for Student Athletes

Verdicts in Steubenville High School Rape Trial

Two Ohio high school football players have been found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that roiled a small city and stirred reaction from activists online. Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday in juvenile court that Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond are guilty of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.

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Officer Suspended After Gun Discharged in School

A police officer has been suspended without pay as officials investigate an incident at a high school here in which his gun fired. Sean McCutcheon, an officer in the Lloyd, N.Y., police department and a school resource officer for Highland Central School District, accidentally discharged his gun at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday in the hallway of Highland High School here, the school district and police said.

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S.D. Legislature Passes Bill For Schools to Train and Arm Teachers

The South Dakota Legislature gave final approval Monday to a plan that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel to prevent attacks like December's shooting at a grade school in Connecticut.

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Consultant: Thanks to Culture Change, Schools Never Safer

American schools are safe and getting safer. And the risk of lethal violence is infinitesimal.

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Texas School Worker Shot During Handgun Training Session

An East Texas school maintenance worker was in fair condition Thursday after being accidentally shot during a district-sponsored handgun safety class, according to local media. The concealed handgun license class is part of an effort to permit teachers to carry firearms in schools in Van, Texas, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.

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Glendale (Calif.) Schools Increasing Security

After several recent incidents, the school board moves to equip all schools with security cameras and panic buttons, among other measures.

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Ill. Parents Urged to Take Schools Survey

Parents are encouraged to take a survey that will help the district measure how welcome parents feel in school buildings and how comfortable they feel communicating with teachers.

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