Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 3:47pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 3:42pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 3:29pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 2:32pm
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.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 4:43pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:11pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:13pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:05pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:34pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:08am
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.