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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...

School groups question proposals for armed security

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissThe Center for Public IntegrityAs the White House considers proposals to allocate federal money for armed guards in schools, promine...

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...

Newtown Schools Chief Urges Indefinite Armed Police In District

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Since the elementary school massacre in her hometown, Sarah Findley has found herself driving by her children's schools in Newt...

Should Schools Have Armed Guards? One Union's Recommendations

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, visited the White House Wednesday to contribute to the administration's discussions on gun control policy and school safety in light of the horrific Newtown elementary school shooting in December. The AFT has shared Weingarten's recommendations with HuffPost. They include things like gun safety legislation and mental health services for students, and letting schools make their own decisions when it comes to the question of cops in their buildings.

Ohio Schools In Football Rape Case Add Guards To 'Improve Safety Of Students'

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and ANN SANNER | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- A school district in eastern Ohio added unarmed security guards to its buildings Tuesday amid increased attention over two high ...

Don't Draft Children to Fight School Shooters

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 03.10.2013 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

Would you want your kids -- even as young as kindergarten age -- manning the frontlines during an attack? This practice is known as ALICE -- alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate.

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...

'Business As Usual' For Sandy Hook Students In New School

AP | DAVE COLLINS and PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 01.04.2013 | Education

MONROE, Conn. -- Sarah Caron made her son his favorite pancakes for breakfast and walked the second-grader to the top of the driveway for the school b...

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...

Together We Must Show Leadership for Safe Schools and Communities

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

Let's not wait for another violent shooting by an unstable or violent person wielding an assault weapon to take and destroy more innocent lives.

Experts: School Security Requires Trained Police

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 02.27.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — The student's attack began with a shotgun blast through the windows of a California high school. Rich Agundez, the El Cajon policem...

State Lawmaker Wants 'Panic Exits' In Schools

Posted 12.27.2012 | Education

A Delaware state senator wants to install "panic exits" in schools that would allow for a rapid escape in the case of an emergency. Republican stat...

In Addressing School Violence, Keep the Focus on the Schools

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

There's a danger that in our rush to highlight -- in part, to hopefully eliminate -- what is, in fact, statistically speaking, at least, an extreme outlier problem, we will shift too much attention away from the more day-to-day challenges that threaten the safety and sanctity of our schools.

School After Newtown

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.25.2013 | Education
Taylor Brorby

In a society where children should look forward to going to school, we are currently hearing people express the idea that we should have an armed guard in every school. And for what? To protect our children?

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...

Duncan Chokes Up Over 'Haunting' Gun Violence: Too Many Children Saying 'If' I Grow Up

Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is calling for action against gun violence, fighting back tears during his first public interview since the sc...

NRA Schools Program Chief: Guns A 'Very Reasonable Approach'

AP | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The former congressman who's heading the National Rifle Association's school emergency response program that would include volunteers to...

The NRA Is Right!

Aaron Harber | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Aaron Harber

Despite these objections, the NRA's proposal could be a good one for a number of reasons. Here are the arguments for it.

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...

Mayan Apocalypse Prompts School Closures

Posted 12.20.2012 | Education

More than 30 Michigan schools have closed two days early for the holiday break, in part, one official says, because of rumors surrounding the belief t...

WATCH: Vet Voluntarily Guards Kids' School After Newtown Shooting

Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact

Jordan Pritchard, a former Marine, has assumed a post protecting a local Nashville school. But he’s not official security -- his call to watch over ...

Arizona Group Pushes To Arm Teachers, Staff: 'It's Long Past Time'

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education

PHOENIX — A group that advocates for pro-gun, state legislation said Wednesday guns should be allowed in Arizona public schools to provide prote...

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...