Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 10:00am
A student was shot and wounded at a rural California high school Thursday and a student suspect was taken into custody, officials said. The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School, a community of fewer than 10,000 people amid oil and natural gas production fields about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles. A shotgun was used in the attack, officials said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:33pm
I am very frustrated with the leadership of my children's preschool. After the Newtown killings, I went straight to the head of the school and asked why we can't have an armed guard outside the building. The school did send out an email to the entire school community to discuss current security policies. If it's a matter of the cost, then I told the head of school I would personally raise money for it. I think parents are outraged that our children are not as protected as they could be, but I cannot get her to budge.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:02pm
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Thursday he supports a bill that pushes school corporations to enter into formal relationships with local law enforcement. The relationships would put in place school resource officers by providing state grant funding.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 6:36am
The youngsters who survived the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary returned to class Thursday for the first time since the shooting rampage, settling in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 6:29am
New England Cable News' The Morning Show published a transcript of an interview with newly appointed Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary on School Security Andrea Cabral. Here's what she had to say about her new position.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:41am
Derek Reeve, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, has asked his local school district to allow teachers to carry guns in classrooms to protect their students. According to a letter obtained by The Capistrano Dispatch, Councilman Reeve said, "efforts must be taken to empower teachers, staff and parents to protect our children." The letter, dated Thursday, then suggests training teachers and staff for "active-shooter scenarios" and allowing school staff, teachers and parents to carry guns on school grounds to protect children in such situations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 9:05am
A national task force on school safety should be the first policy step of the Obama Administration in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary according to a school principals’ union that sent a letter to the White House today urging immediate action.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:40pm
Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.