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Marine Vet Stands Guard at California School

Sgt. Craig Pusley, a Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, took up self-imposed duty in front of a central California elementary school in the wake of the Connecticut shooting. "When I enlisted, I swore to defend this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic," Sgt. Pusley said. "I just want to be sure all these kids go home safe for Christmas."

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Dallas ISD to Boost Police Presence Around Schools

Dallas ISD has long assigned police officers to its secondary schools. Now, in the wake of the shooting deaths of 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut, the district’s 150 elementary schools will have a police presence.

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Miami Lakes (Fla.) Teen Arrested for School Twitter Threats

In the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, Miami-Dade police have arrested a 16-year-old student at Miami Lakes Educational Center who threatened on Twitter to “shoot up this school this Friday.”

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Schools Reopen in Newtown, Washington Talks Gun Control

Most students returned to school in the shattered Connecticut community of Newtown on Tuesday for the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school, reviving the gun control debate in Washington.

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Staffers Hailed as Heroes After Conn. Shooting

A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to safety, then gave them paper and crayons to keep them calm and quiet.

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Bill Bennett, Former Education Secretary, Says Schools Should Consider Arming Employees

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should possibly consider arming certain employees to prevent attacks.

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Schools Around U.S. Increase Security After Massacre

Schools around the country are reviewing security plans, adding extra law enforcement patrols and readying counselors for the first day of classes since a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

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Protecting Data in the Eye of a Storm

East Coast schools secure district information through Hurricane Sandy.

Florida Tragedies Highlight Training Need

Atlanta Elementary School Did Not Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors

By the time the school bell rang at Finch Elementary School, the building in southwest Atlanta had carbon monoxide levels few firefighters had ever seen.

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