Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 2:53pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 1:37pm
American schools are safe and getting safer. And the risk of lethal violence is infinitesimal.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:29am
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 2:35pm
After several recent incidents, the school board moves to equip all schools with security cameras and panic buttons, among other measures.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:57pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 2:22pm
Knox County Superintendent Jim McIntyre wants the security systems at all of the district’s 88 schools to be reviewed by the end of the summer.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:49am
These days, it seems like our leaders in Washington have trouble finding common ground.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:00pm
A tiny school district in southeast Colorado — too small to afford an armed security guard and too far from the nearest town for deputies to respond quickly to an emergency — is the first to announce that its principal and superintendent will soon carry weapons to school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:45pm
School teachers who undergo special training would be allowed to have a gun in a locked area of a school, including their classroom, under a bill being pushed by a Republican lawmaker and Attorney General Tom Horne.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:06pm
At a time of heightened sensitivity to school safety, parents and school officials disagree over how to respond to toy guns and children who pretend to fire them.