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Enhancing School Access Control

School principals are in the middle of a balancing act when it comes to security. They need to create a welcoming, supportive open environment for students, parents, and credible community visitors who have legitimate purposes in their buildings, while they also have to keep out individuals who potentially have "ill intentions," says Kenneth Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services, a national consulting firm specializing in school security and emergency preparedness training, school security assessments and school and crisis counseling services.

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Anne Arundel County (Md.) Uses Smartphones to Keep Schools Safe

This week, Baltimore County school officials started distributing hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers to help in the effort to keep weapons off campus. At the same time, Anne Arundel County made an app for students to submit tips about possible threats available on iTunes and Google Play. Parents who are worried about the rash of weapons incidents in area schools this year may be inclined to think Baltimore County is taking the more significant step, but research and recent experience suggest otherwise.

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School Attended by Obama Daughters Evacuated after 'Suspicious' Call

The private academy where the Obama daughters go to school was evacuated Thursday, though the school says students and employees have since returned to class.

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Getting a Handle on Discipline in Lafayette (La.) Schools

The situation in Lafayette Parish schools isn't as bad as officials had initially reported — depending to which numbers you go by.

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Victims of Brutal Snohomish High School Stabbing File Lawsuit

The families of two Snohomish (Wash.) High School freshmen girls who were repeatedly stabbed by another student at the school last October have filed a lawsuit against the Snohomish School District and against a local hospital that evaluated and released the girls' attacker.

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Districts are struggling to maintain safety and security when budgets are cut.