Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 3:21pm
Students were evacuated from New Jersey township elementary school this morning after an employee received a bomb threat, Teaneck Patch reported. Police told the site that the threat was emailed to a staff member at Hawthorne Elementary School.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 3:16pm
A school safety task force in St. Charles County, Mo. has identified a series of recommendations to improve security across local campuses. According to Dr. Bernard DuBray, Superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District and task force chairman, the meetings proved beneficial and played a crucial role in starting the project off in the right direction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:22pm
Stunned by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, police and school officials in one Colorado county felt they had to do something to reassure students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 4:41pm
School officials in Atlanta say metal detectors weren't working at a middle school when a 14-year-old student was shot and wounded there. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that public school administrators acknowledged in a statement late Friday that Price Middle school's two metal detectors were "not operable" Thursday.
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 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 - 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, 01/10/2013 - 4:23pm
A southwestern Virginia lawman, with an extensive background as a school resource officer, in community policing, rural law enforcement and administration has been selected by Gov. Bob McDonnell to serve on the newly-created Task Force on School and Campus Safety.