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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. ...

In The Years Since Sandy Hook, Schools Have Ramped Up Their Security

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the mas...

Philadelphia Schools Settle Lawsuit After Being Accused Of Discrimination

AP | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia School District has settled a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that accused school administrators of discriminat...

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...

Georgia District May Start Keeping Assault Rifles

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, AR-15-type assault rifles would be stored in safes insid...

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.

Metal Detectors Weren't Working Day Of Atlanta School Shooting

AP | Posted 04.05.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA -- School officials in Atlanta say metal detectors weren't working at a middle school when a 14-year-old student was shot and wounded there. ...

Schools' Realistic Shooting Drills 'Kind Of Scary,' Parents Say

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education

"I want to see my kids! Bang! Bang!" the man shouted as he stormed into the front office of a South Carolina elementary school and pointed a handgun a...

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 ag...

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...

Southern California Schools Get High-Powered Rifles

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education

FONTANA, Calif. — The high-powered semiautomatic rifles recently shipped to school police in this Southern California city look like they belong...

Attorney Files Motion To Delay Ohio Rape Trial

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The lawyer for one of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl wants to delay the trial and also...

Duncan: You Can't Teach Kids Scared Of Being Killed

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursda...

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...

Newtown Parents Ask For Police In All Schools

AP | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Some parents in Newtown, Conn., are urging local education officials to consider stationing police at all town schools as they put t...