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Guns in School

Educator Defends His Right To Bring Gun To Middle School

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

A middle school administrator in Bakersfield, California, has sued the city and its police department after he was arrested for bringing a handgun on ...

Texas District Warns Visitors: Staff Is Armed And May Use Force To Protect Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

"Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students," a sign recently posted on a ...

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...

Should A High School Have An Indoor Shooting Range?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

When North Atlanta High School in Georgia opened its doors on Wednesday, students were greeted by a number of unusual features: a 900-car parking deck...

Rest Easy, Missourians

Melissa Hapke | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago
Melissa Hapke

The Missouri legislature passed three sweeping bills late Wednesday that will help create jobs for the state. Wait, what? They didn't actually do that?

2nd-Graders Back In Class After Suspension For Pointing Pencils

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents

The two second-graders suspended for making shooting noises while pointing pencils at each other were allowed back at school Wednesday. The boys go...

'Glee' Attempts to Tackle Some Big Issues (But Does It Work?)

Jessica Zaleski | Posted 06.11.2013 | TV
Jessica Zaleski

"Glee" attempts to tackle the issue of gun violence in our schools, but was it worthwhile, or did it feel manipulative?

Three Reasons Teachers Should Not Carry Guns

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents

Written by Ken Corbett for Slate Last week, the NRA released its National School Shield Task Force Proposal. At the heart of this proposal is the ...

Joy Resmovits

This State Could Become The First To Require Armed School Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday released its long-awaited "National School Shield Report," a lengthy document that recommends that schools a...

Rand Paul Identifies 'The Only' Answer To Sandy Hook Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told a crowd of students at the University of Kentucky last week that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, ...

Arm the Teachers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Hope and Change Rise From the Ashes of Sandy Hook

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Thank goodness, the President is done turning himself into a human pretzel, and for this we must rejoice. You just can't compromise with folks that hate you and all that you stand for.

A Large Sausage Pie and a Semi-Automatic

Floyd Elliot | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Apparently 57 percent of the readers of the Los Angeles Times, who, asked whether a "gun-themed pizza promotion" would appeal to them, answered yes.

Joy Resmovits

Education Secretary Duncan: Teachers Don't Want To Work In 'Armed Camps'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People who say that teachers want to carry weapons are just pushing "a marketing opportunity," according to U.S. Secretary of Education ...

Katherine Bindley

An App To Screen For Guns On Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

EyeGuardian started out as an app to help parents detect suspicious activity -- such as potential cyberbullying and inappropriate photos -- on their c...

School Board Votes To Allow Concealed Carry In High School

Posted 04.12.2013 | Denver

A high school in western Colorado may soon have an armed principal and district superintendent after a unanimous vote by the school board last week. ...

Students Have Brought Guns To School At Least 48 Times In 2013

NBC News | Posted 02.06.2013 | Crime

The case of a Virginia second-grader caught with a gun on his school bus this week may be shocking but it's by no means uncommon. Across the countr...

Educating for Democracy: A Modest Proposal on Reducing Gun Violence

Joel Shatzky | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The present debate on what to do about gun violence as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre reminds me of an observation by Winston Churchill: "The American people will find a solution to every problem after they've tried everything else."

GOP Plan: 'A Recipe For Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Do Okies want schoolteachers to carry guns? Not the ones we're hearing from. Almost 200 Oklahoma residents responded to a HuffPost email survey thi...

Mom Arrested After 7-Year-Old Son Brings Loaded Gun To School

| Posted 01.18.2013 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WAVECREST — The mother of a 7-year-old boy who brought a handgun to his Queens elementary school has...

Now is the Time to Reduce Gun Violence in Schools and Communities

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

I have been proud to serve President Obama and this administration since day one, but today was one of my proudest days.

Emmeline Zhao

White House School Safety Recommendations Support, But Don't Require, Armed Guards

HuffingtonPost.com | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

President Barack Obama's recommendations in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting leaves questions about school safety mostly to ...

No More Newtowns

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.

Getting Out From Under the Gun

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime
Wendy Fontaine

Like most Americans, I've spent the last few years reading stories about mass shootings in one part of the country or another, each more horrific than the last.

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 ...