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Guns in School

School District Begins Plan To Arm Janitors

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

TOLEDO, Ohio — A rural school district in Ohio is drawing attention with its plans to arm a handful of its non-teaching employees with handguns ...

Chelsea Kiene

Poll Details Desire For Armed Security In Virginia Schools | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two out of three Virginia voters support placing police officers with guns in schools, according to a Quinnipiac University poll release...

Attention Teachers: Would Looser Gun Laws Make You Quit Your Job?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

If you work as a teacher, we want to know: would more permissive gun laws make you look for another job? Hundreds of current and former teachers ha...

Thoughts From 'A Good Guy With a Gun'

Dani Meier | Posted 03.09.2013 | Education
Dani Meier

As someone who has worked in K-12 schools and colleges for a quarter century, let me suggest a few reasons why bringing my gun to school is not the answer to gun violence in America.

The Choices Teachers Must Make

Lori Ungemah | Posted 03.07.2013 | Education
Lori Ungemah

A student had brought a gun to school. A young man who desperately wanted to fit in with the harder, gangster crowd had acquired his first gun. He wrapped it in his sweatpants for gym class and brought it to school in his backpack to show it off.

Gun Group Offers Weapons Training For Local Teachers

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 200 Utah teachers are expected to pack a convention hall on Thursday for six hours of concealed-weapons training as o...

Minnesota Teacher Brings Loaded Gun To School For Fear Of Newtown Shooting

Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

Fear over the Newtown school shooting prompted a Minnesota teacher to bring a loaded gun to school last week, forcing a school lockdown. The unnamed t...

Consider the Messenger

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 02.22.2013 | Crime
Wendy Fontaine

I'm not sure why, but I expected more from the NRA on Friday. I anticipated a more conciliatory attitude, a more constructive tone. I thought maybe, finally, the NRA would consider reasonable measures to limit the number and type of guns that find their way into the hands of dangerous people.

Dave Jamieson

NRA 'Irresponsible And Dangerous,' 'Delusional': Teachers Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.21.2012 | Education

Two leading teachers unions came out strongly against a proposal Friday by the National Rifle Association to place armed police officers at the nation...

'The Notion Is Unbearable': Oregon Teachers (And One Marine) On Putting More Guns In Schools

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., renewed calls for stricter gun laws, but it's also spurred a wave of advocates from t...

'There Are So Many Other Ways': Missouri Teachers React To The Idea Of Guns In Schools

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Just as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., renewed calls for stricter gun laws, it has also spurred a wave of advocates from the...

Politicians React To NRA Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

The National Rifle Association's top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said Friday that armed guards should be posted at schools throughout America to deter s...

Katherine Bindley

Teachers Weigh In On The Guns In School Debate | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.21.2012 | Education

Jarod Bormann works as a teacher in a rural area of Iowa with so many sporting-gun enthusiasts that his students are granted three excused days per ye...

Arne Duncan Calls For 'Reasonable' Gun Restrictions

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.21.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the country needs to reevaluate its values and consider common-sense gun control measures after a m...

The (Terrifying) Transformative Potential of Technology

Lisa Wade | Posted 02.19.2013 | Technology
Lisa Wade

When Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School, he was carrying a Bushmaster .223 caliber Remington semiautomatic. This is the frightening weapon he used to take the lives of 27 people:

Ohio To Let Districts Decide Whether To Allow Guns In Schools

Posted 12.19.2012 | Education

Ohio will expand safety training for teachers across the state and could allow guns in schools for protection, state Attorney General Mike DeWine said...

North Carolina Democrat: Arm School Teachers

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

Two more state lawmakers - including a Democrat - are proposing that teachers be allowed to carry guns into schools. Lawmakers in Virginia and Nor...

Veto Of Michigan Guns In Schools Bill Marks Win For AFT

Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

Just four days after the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder rejected a bill Tuesday that would...

11 People Who Want More Guns In Schools

Katy Hall | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

As some lawmakers call for real gun control reform in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, others are proposing a different strategy to curb school violen...

Dave Jamieson

Rhee Group Mum On Concealed Carry In Schools | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Last Thursday, Michigan legislators passed a bill that would allow certain people to carry concealed firearms in schools and other previously gun-free...

GOP Lawmaker: Put More Guns In Schools

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Florida state lawmaker Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) said Monday that everything must be "on the table" legislatively in response to the massacre at Sandy H...

The Newtown, CT Shooting -- the Losses Have Become Too Great to Bear

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Nancy Stordahl

Of course, every loss has always been too great, but I believe now as a nation we are finally ready to take meaningful action in order to at least try to prevent more of them.

School District Where Teachers Carry Guns Has 'Policy That Protects'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

In August 2008, Harrold Independent School District Superintendent David Thweatt made waves announcing an unprecedented move: Teachers and staff would...

Students Nervously Return To School After Shooting: 'I'm Panicking'

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education

Victoria Millon bowed her head during a moment of silence at her Miami elementary school on Monday and thought about the 20 children nearly her age wh...

In U.S. Schools Monday, 'We Are All Going To Be Hypervigilant'

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.15.2013 | Education

MIAMI — Jessica Kornfeld drove her children to their elementary school this past weekend. She wanted them to feel reassured that it was still a ...