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Controversial Arpaio Program Locked And Loaded

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has launched a plan to have as many as 500 armed volunteers patrol areas just outside schools in ...

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 ...

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...

The Age of Newtown

Marc Epstein | Posted 03.06.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

It would appear that Americans want to be left alone, except when they don't want to be. But picking and choosing when is not what ensuring the domestic tranquility and promoting the general welfare is about. What we have is petulance substituting for governance.

'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...

After Sandy Hook: Love Is the Best Security

Steve Nelson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Education
Steve Nelson

The impulse to arm schools is irrational. The chances of being shot in a school are significantly less than the chances of dying in a horrific plane crash.

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...

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...

How Should Educators Respond to the Gun Lobby?

Gary Anderson | Posted 02.22.2013 | Education
Gary Anderson

Talk of elementary schools as "soft targets" and making them "harder targets" or having more "boots on the ground" is everywhere in the media. Saner voices are promoting a restorative justice approach to school safety that aims at the school culture and seeks through mediation to build relationships.

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...

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...

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...

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...

CT Schools Locked Down

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

Ridgefield, Conn., schools were locked down following unconfirmed reports of a suspicious person near a local train station Monday morning. Capt. ...

Protecting Other People's Children

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.16.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Few professional endeavors are more fraught with anxiety and danger than the work that makes us responsible for other people's children. Sandy Hook Elementary School is the latest scene of every educator's nightmare.

Students Nervously Return To School After Shooting: 'I'm Panicking'

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education

Victoria Millon bowed her head during a moment of silence at her Miami elementary school on Monday and thought about the 20 children nearly her age wh...

In U.S. Schools Monday, 'We Are All Going To Be Hypervigilant'

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.15.2013 | Education

MIAMI — Jessica Kornfeld drove her children to their elementary school this past weekend. She wanted them to feel reassured that it was still a ...

When Even The Toughest Plans Can't Save: School Had Drills To Handle Such Situations

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

Sandy Hook Elementary didn't take chances when it came to safety. The school had regular lockdown drills, teaching students and teachers to stay q...