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Student Safety

How Fear Governs Our Work with Students and What to Do

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

If you ask the average parent or teacher about school safety these days, their reply would most likely indicate how fearful they are. It's easy to conclude school has never been a more dangerous place. I mean, it's true, isn't it?

Is Football Just Too Dangerous?

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Larry Strauss

Should there even be high school football? Just asking that question is probably an affront to players and their fans at every level. But I'm asking because the question needs to be asked. Because don't we put student safety above all else?

Maryland Student Committed To Hospital After Threat Of Access To Weapons

AP | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

LAUREL, Md. -- Maryland police say a high school student was committed to a hospital's psychiatric ward after classmates reported feeling threatened a...

Mobile Meth Lab Found On School Playground

Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

A group of first-graders at Mitchell-Neilson Primary School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. had their recess cut short this week when their teacher found remna...

Victim Suing School District Over 3rd Grader's Backpack Shooting

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

SEATTLE -- The family of a young Washington state girl severely injured when a gun in a classmate's backpack went off filed a $10 million claim agains...

1 in 6 U.S. Students Age 12 Are Victims Of Dating Violence

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

By Cynthia Johnston March 29 (Reuters) - U.S. middle School students age 12 have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at th...

School Bans Girl With Cerebral Palsy From Using Walker

Posted 05.26.2012 | Education

A Texas mother is planning to file a lawsuit against New Caney Independent School District after her daughter's special education director said the 5-...

1 Dead, 15 Injured After School Bus Collides With Tractor-Trailer

AP | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education

ROCKWOOD, Pa. — A tractor-trailer collided with a school bus carrying about two dozen students and adults Wednesday in western Pennsylvania, kil...

12-Year-Old Boy In Custody For Brandishing Loaded Gun

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | Education

WARREN, Texas -- Sheriff's deputies have taken a 12-year-old boy into custody after witnesses reported he pointed a loaded gun at a classmate standing...

Father: 'My Kid Made A Mistake' In School Shooting

AP | By MANUEL VALDES | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

SEATTLE -- Prosecutors are expecting the police investigation into a shooting at a Washington elementary school to include a harder look into what rol...

3rd Grader In Critical Condition After Washington School Shooting

AP | MANUEL VALDES and GENE JOHNSON | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — Crying and wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, a frightened 9-year-old boy accused of accidentally shooting a classmate sat b...

Teen Suspect In Utah School Bomb Plot Charged

AP | By BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities on Tuesday charged a 16-year-old boy with a felony in what they say was a plot to detonate a bomb at a Utah high school....

Community Shaken By Shooting, Police Killing Of Middle School Boy

The Associated Press | Christopher Sherman | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

The Associated Press BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Rev. Jorge Gomez was counseling worried parents and frightened students late into the night the day...

Why Don't School Buses Have Seat Belts?

msn.com | Alex Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ashley Brown, 16, and Alicia Bonura, 18, both of Beaumont, Texas, died March 29, 2006. They were on a bus carrying their West Brook High School soccer...

Have Your Say: Who Is Responsible When Students Disappear?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When a student disappears from school, or is left on a school bus, or drowns on a school field trip, who should be held accountable? N.M. mother Sara...