Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:33pm
Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., schools across the nation, including those in North Texas, have been ramping up their security. In the Savannah subdivision northwest of Frisco, Texas, people are paying an extra $2.50 in their monthly water bills to put one police officer at the Denton ISD school. The money collected covers a full-time salary.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 4:39pm
A portrait of a highly isolated young man with disruptions in his education is emerging as a state office investigating the Newtown shooter seeks the release of his school records
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 4:10pm
Hardwire, the company that supplies armor and armored gear to the military, has taken its bulletproof materials into the the classroom, producing armored whiteboards, clipboards and backpack boards to be used as personal shields.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 3:55pm
Thousands of Chicago children whose schools were shuttered last spring walked to new ones on the first day of school Monday under the watchful eye of police officers and newly hired safety guards there to provide protection as the kids crossed unfamiliar streets — many of them gang boundaries.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:13pm
Oregon school districts that allow or require armed personnel in schools face higher liability insurance premiums. A statement made by the Eugene, Oregon newspaper The Register-Guard and directed at the nearby Harrisburg School Board, the newspaper argues that the move means the insurers have calculated higher risk, or taken the view that firearms in schools reduce safety, rather than promote it.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 2:44pm
Looseleaf binders, No. 2 pencils, rulers—and bulletproof whiteboards? Armored accessories including backpack inserts and clipboards are showing up on back-to-school shopping lists in the wake of campus shootings. But some security experts say safety-conscious supplies like whiteboards-turned-shields are impractical at best, and a diversion from real life-saving resources at worst.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 2:56pm
A state law requiring suicide awareness training in Ohio schools for the first time this year could help stem the tide of a “silent epidemic” that took her son’s life, state Rep. Marlene Anielski says.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 1:39pm
Orange County, Fla., school students have new safety measures protecting them. A device will track every child boarding a bus by having them swipe their school-issued ID card.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 8:55am
Three months after a tornado cut a swath of devastation through Moore, Okla., leveling an elementary school where seven children died, state officials and residents are debating the costs and benefits of making safe rooms mandatory in schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 8:40am
Before they get past the front desk, visitors to Dublin schools will be required to swipe their driver’s licenses through a machine that searches for their information in a national database of sex offenders. The technology, which cost the district $34,000 and also prints visitor badges, is rarely used in central Ohio schools but is an example of new efforts to monitor who has access to students.