Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:23pm
Justice Department announces about $45 million in funding to create 356 new school resource officer positions, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association proposal to make sure schools are protected by “good guys with guns.”
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 2:54pm
Some school officials in Gainesville want to arm their school resource officers with assault rifles, in addition to the sidearms they currently carry. Officials say the rifles would be stored in a safe for emergencies only.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 3:52pm
In a grim reminder that mass shootings have become a fact of life in America, school districts across the USA this fall are opting for more locked doors, more visitor check-ins and more surveillance equipment.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:24am
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:50am
An Oklahoma lawmaker began a petition drive to put on the ballot a measure allowing the state to issue $500 million in bonds to finance storm shelters in schools, after a devastating tornado in May killed seven children at a school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:50pm
By requiring all school transportation vehicles to pass through a meticulous inspection process and drivers to meet specific, mandated state and federal standards, the MVC takes every step necessary to ensure that all of New Jersey’s 24,000 student transportation vehicles make the grade all year long. But the MVC cannot do it alone. The MVC, New Jersey school districts, and school bus companies must be strong partners to fully ensure student safety.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:16am
A state board has voted to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators, and other staff as armed guards, despite a warning from the state's top attorney that the licensing law they relied upon was intended for private businesses.