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Boston Schools Chief Blasts ‘Poor Judgment’ on Criminal Checks

Hub schools boss Carol Johnson — fuming over a van driver with past convictions who flew under the radar — is calling for a complete overhaul of the department’s criminal screening to ensure other lawbreakers don’t slip through the cracks.

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Ariz. Schools Placed on Lockdown After Report of Student with Gun

Three schools in Yuma, Ariz., were placed on lockdown on Tuesday morning after police were called to investigate a report of a student possibly carrying a gun.

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N.J. Principal May Soon Carry Gun

School officials from Passaic Valley High School are considering a policy to allow the school's principal, who is a retired police officer, to carry his concealed weapon in school.

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Metal Detectors Weren't Working Day of Shooting In Atlanta

School officials in Atlanta say metal detectors weren't working at a middle school when a 14-year-old student was shot and wounded there. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that public school administrators acknowledged in a statement late Friday that Price Middle school's two metal detectors were "not operable" Thursday.

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Priest Accused of Molestation Moved to L.A. School District Job

A former priest and suspected child molester left employment with the Los Angeles Archdiocese to work for the L.A. Unified School District, officials confirmed Sunday. The former clergyman, Joseph Pina, did not work with children in his school district job, said L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.

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California Republican Lawmakers Propose Training School Staff in Gun Use

A group of seven Republican state legislators on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would allow school districts to use state funds to give firearm training to staff so they are equipped to ward off campus attackers.

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School Assesses Procedures After Attempted Kidnapping

Changes are under way at one San Mateo school after a 9-year-old girl was taken by a stranger. Fortunately, the little girl escaped by kicking the man and running back to the school. Police have made an arrest.

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School Officials Confirm Shooting at Atlanta Middle School

Atlanta school officials have confirmed that a shooting took place at Price Middle School Thursday in Georgia. School officials say two people were wounded in the shooting. One 14-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the head, the Associated Press reports. Police say they have two people in custody.

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'Active Shooter' Training Video Helps N.J. Schools Prepare for the Worst

With the worst case scenario still on the minds of parents, teachers and law enforcement, Bergen County authorities have prepared a training video for handling "active shooter" situations in schools.

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Police Increase Presence in City Schools

In the wake of the Newton Connecticut school shooting, the Statesville Police Department has increased the presence of uniformed officers in all of the city’s schools.

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