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School Security

In A Lot Of Ways, Schools Are Safer Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

As schools have taken steps to beef up their security measures, violence in schools has taken a dive. The latest school safety numbers from the Depar...

The School to Prison Pipeline: When Officers Outnumber Counselors

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.08.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

In a time when we need to eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline, I'm concerned to hear that four of the country's largest school districts have more...

These 100,000 School Children Face Airport-Style Security Screening Every Day

ProPublica/WNYC | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education

On the coldest morning New York City has seen this winter, a stream of teenage students hit a bottleneck at the front of a Brooklyn school building. T...

Expert: Connecticut Schools Should Have Unarmed Guards To Prevent Shootings

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel HARTFORD, Conn., Aug 15 (Reuters) - A security expert told the Connecticut panel reviewing the response to the 2012 ...

Joy Resmovits

Schools Were Getting Much Safer Until 2010, Government Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

American public and private schools are generally much safer than they were 10 years ago, but school crime began a slight climb in 2010, according to ...

TV Media Stunt Caused St. Louis High School Lockdown -- What Were They Thinking?

Stacey Newman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Stacey Newman

Last week, a St. Louis-based KSDK-TV reporter caused an hour-long lockdownat Kirkwood High School in his attempts to "test" school security. What was this TV station thinking? As a parent in our climate of incessant school shootings, I am beyond angry a local television station tricked a school purely for a ratings bump.

Silence of the Lame

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.13.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Whether a shocking massacre, or solitary assault with a rifle, the prevalence of gun violence in this nation is the best evidence we have of the genuine moral paralysis of government.

School Security: Just Smoke and Mirrors?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.24.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In theory, parents and educators would do anything to keep students safe, whether those students are pre-Kindergartners or wrapping up a college caree...

What My Kids' School Has Taken From Me

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Corbyn Hightower

You can keep your guns, but do you have to take away our schoolyards? This morning, a shooter was reported at an elementary in Georgia. And now, there's one more strike in the column for schools being on, essentially, lock-down: sealed at every entrance.

More Security Awaits Students Returning To School

Stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Teen Narrowly Escapes Kidnapping From School Hallway

Posted 03.15.2013 | San Francisco

Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a teenage girl at a Fair Oaks school. Police say the al...

How Not to Police a Society

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.28.2013 | Crime
Tom Engelhardt

It was, in a sense, so expectable, so leave-no-child-behind. I'm talking about the arming of American schools. Think of it as the next step in the militarization of this country, which follows all-too-logically from developments since September 11, 2001.

The School Security America Doesn't Need

Chase Madar | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Chase Madar

It seems grotesque that the horrific slaughter of those 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, will result in more children getting traumatized, but that's exactly where we're headed -- with firm bipartisan support.

Here's The Drill: Inside A School Lockdown

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.27.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio Twenty-one first graders pile into a bathroom during a lockdown drill. By: Robyn Gee As recently as a year ago...

Dad Banned From School Districts For 'Alarming' Facebook Post

Posted 01.25.2013 | Education

An angry father of a high school student in Washington state has been banned from two school districts after posting what police called "alarming" com...

Schools Requiring Criminal Background Checks For Visitors

Posted 01.25.2013 | Education

Visitors to schools in a suburban Chicago, Ill., district are now required to undergo a background check as part of added security measures in the wee...

Missouri Bill Would Require Parents To Report Gun Ownership To Schools

Posted 01.24.2013 | Education

A Missouri lawmaker is making waves with a bill that would require parents who own guns to notify their child's school. Democratic state Sen. Maria...

WATCH: Students Offer Solutions To Gun Violence, Preventing School Shootings

Posted 03.19.2013 | Education

As part of a series of far-reaching gun control proposals, President Barack Obama recommended Wednesday a federal $150 million "Comprehensive School S...

18 States Already Allow Guns In Schools With Few Restrictions

Posted 03.17.2013 | Education

In the weeks following the Sandy Hook massacre, a number of state lawmakers' proposals to fight school gun violence by arming teachers have been met w...

Dad Poses As Gunman To Test School Security

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

A Texas dad approached a greeter at his child's elementary school last Wednesday, claimed he had a gun, and said, "You're dead." Police say 44-year...

High School Closed After Bomb Threat, Hit List Found

Posted 01.11.2013 | Education

Niwot High School in Boulder County, Colo. is closed Friday as authorities investigate a threat to blow up the school and a 30-name "hit list." A t...

Alabama Teachers Get School Shooter Training After Newtown Massacre

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

More than 100 Jefferson County teachers and administrators in Alabama took part in active school shooter training last week in the latest round of sec...

Legislative Action In Education Threatened By Polarized State Governments

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Andrew Ujifusa | Posted 03.09.2013 | Education

State lawmakers will attempt to tackle a range of issues in legislative sessions getting under way this month, from making common academic standards a...

The Age of Newtown

Marc Epstein | Posted 03.06.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

It would appear that Americans want to be left alone, except when they don't want to be. But picking and choosing when is not what ensuring the domestic tranquility and promoting the general welfare is about. What we have is petulance substituting for governance.

Boy Suspended For Pointing Fingers Like A Gun

Posted 01.25.2014 | Education

A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his Maryland elementary school last month for making a gun gesture with his hand, aiming his fingers at a classmat...