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Not in My High School

Jaime Zucker | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Jaime Zucker

I know that coming to school every day and being greeted by the sight of an armed guard will change the culture of my former school. We are talking about students, not inmates; high school should not feel like a prison.

Could This School Police Program Be A Model For The Country?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Every school day, Simpsonville, S.C., police officer Justin Chandler patrols the halls of Plain Elementary School. But Chandler is not a school resour...

Officer 'Accidentally Discharged' Gun In School

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

While legislators in several states are seeking to arm teachers or place police officers in schools, a recent incident at a high school in Highland, N...

Controversial Arpaio Posses Spark Fears

Salon | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

Just days after the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre proclaimed that only “a good guy with a gun” can prevent horrors like the Newtown massacre, America’s...

Will Mississippi Schools No Longer Be Gun-Free?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Mississippi teachers may be getting some new, albeit unconventional, school supplies if a new piece of legislation passes in the House. Under Hous...

Arpaio Posses Draw Outrage In Front Of Kindergarteners

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By Tim Gaynor CAVE CREEK, Ariz., Jan 23 (Reuters) - Retired salesman David Bennett sits in a patrol car, armed with a semi-automatic G...

Newly Hired Armed Guard Leaves Gun Unattended In School Bathroom

Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

The National Rifle Association sparked controversy in the weeks following Wayne LaPierre's call to place armed guards in every school. LaPierre called...

Arizonans Find Arpaio Plan 'Crazy'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

If the point of a neighborhood watch is to make people feel safer, then things in Arizona seem to have gone off track. Last week, volunteer posse m...

Jason Linkins

NRA Ad Targeting Obama Family Called 'Repugnant And Cowardly' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association pre-empted Wednesday's White House announcement on the results of Vice President Joe Biden's task force on gun violence...

NRA Blasts Obama As 'Elitist Hypocrite'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

A video released by the National Rifle Association on Tuesday sharply criticizes President Obama for his skepticism about placing armed guards in scho...

Jason Linkins

School Board Opts To Arm Custodial Staff, Ask Them To Stop Deranged, Heavily-Armed Killers | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

One of the big questions we've been asking ourselves in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is what group of warm bodies are going t...

The NRA's Plans for Safer Schools

Jay Martel | Posted 03.13.2013 | Comedy
Jay Martel

Kids really love Glockie. This funny, mustachioed goof talks through the barrel of a giant, fuzzy semi-automatic pistol with friendly advice like "Never try to reload a 9 mm pistol with a clip from a 32! That's a Glockie not- ty!" Oh, Glockie.

Who Will Protect the Students From the Guards?

Jason Silverstein | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Jason Silverstein

If we intensify the policing of schools without eliminating racial disparities in criminal justice, we will only intensify the burden some children are forced to bear in the name of saving others.

In Twenty Years I've Never Wished I Had a Gun

Larry Strauss | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Larry Strauss

When I return to work on January 7, students and I will debate the viability of gun control. Invariably, one of them will ask me whether I believe teachers should -- as some politicians are now suggesting -- be allowed or required to carry guns while they teach.

GOP Pollster: The NRA Isn't Listening

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Frank Luntz, a top Republican strategist and pollster, said Wednesday that the National Rifle Association's recent calls for armed guards to be statio...

Amanda Terkel

Placing Armed Security In Schools Failed In Columbine In 1999 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a highly anticipated press conference on Friday, the National Rifle Association announced that after a week of reflection following t...