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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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The Latest in School Shooting Safety? Bulletproof White Boards

While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.

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Denver Public School Closed After Bomb Threat

Authorities conducted a full investigation Thursday after a Denver-area public school received a bomb threat, according to KDVR.com. The threat was made against the Bruce Randolph School late Wednesday and police searched the campus, the report said. The school remained closed to allow for a full investigation.

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Connecticut Commission Meets on School Safety Post-Newtown Massacre

The Connecticut police investigation into the shooting last month at a Newtown elementary school will continue through June and no criminal prosecution is expected, a state prosecutor said on Thursday.

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Los Angeles-Area School District Brings in High-Powered Assault Weapons

Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December — a week before the Connecticut school shooting. The semiautomatic rifles look like they belong in a war zone instead of a suburban public school, but officials in this Los Angeles-area city say the high-powered weapons now in the hands of school police could prevent a massacre.

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National Heritage Academies Institute Enhanced Field Trip Safety Measures

An innovative field trip safety measure is being piloted by National Heritage Academies at four of its charter schools.

The four National Heritage Academies that are participating in the pilot program are Emerson Academy in Dayton, Ohio; Greensboro Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina; Knapp Charter Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Walton Charter Academy in Pontiac, Michigan.

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South Dakota Committee Defers Action on Armed Civilians in Schools

Lawmakers took no action this morning on a proposal to allow school boards to post armed civilians at South Dakota schools.

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Calif. District Police Purchase 14 Assault Rifles; Weapons Stored At Schools

The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses.

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South Jersey Schools Discuss Safety After Conference

For some schools, it may mean police officers are present throughout the day. For others it may mean increased patrols near the campus.

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