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'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...

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...

Matt Sledge

Arming Teachers, School Cops Could Cause More Harm Than Good, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2012 | Education

A nation shaken by Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is wondering what to do to prevent future tragedies. Some gun rights advocates have sug...

11 People Who Want More Guns In Schools

Katy Hall | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

As some lawmakers call for real gun control reform in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, others are proposing a different strategy to curb school violen...

States Look To Arm Who?

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

State lawmakers across the country are in the process of introducing legislation to allow the arming of teachers, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elemen...

Our Kids Are All Right at School

Christina Loccke | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Christina Loccke

Our children are safe because when they are at school, they are someone else's kid, too. There is someone there who hasn't slept in three days because children were murdered on Friday. She or he is rearranging the classroom furniture, checking the locks and preparing to save your child.

Dave Jamieson

Rhee Group Mum On Concealed Carry In Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Last Thursday, Michigan legislators passed a bill that would allow certain people to carry concealed firearms in schools and other previously gun-free...

When Children Die and It's Incomprehensible, How We Move Forward as a Society

Lori Day | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Lori Day

Here's the thing: It's getting crazier out there. I know, I know, you don't want to hear it. It does tend to interfere with enjoying a fun life and remaining sane -- for sure. But what is the alternative? If not you, who? If not now, when?

A Counter Narrative for a Day Such as This

Gary Stager | Posted 02.13.2013 | Education
Gary Stager

December 14th's unfathomable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is unlikely to lead to serious action on gun control. More likely, there will be...

School District Where Teachers Carry Guns Has 'Policy That Protects'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

In August 2008, Harrold Independent School District Superintendent David Thweatt made waves announcing an unprecedented move: Teachers and staff would...