Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:24am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 1:25pm
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.
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.