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Police Arrest 13-Year-Old Male Who Had Access to a AR-15 and Map of School

Police in Los Angeles said Friday they arrested a 13-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to shoot students at his middle school and seized an assault-style rifle with a high-capacity magazine during a search of his house.

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University of Texas at Austin Student Starts Petition for More Lighting, Emergency Call Boxes

A University of Texas at Austin student is hoping her petition can help push the university and city of Austin to increase lighting in West Campus, an area she says is poorly lit.



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North Carolina Father in Jail After His Son Posted a Threatening Social Media Post

A father of a Carrboro High School student is behind bars Thursday after his son was seen in a threatening social media post.

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Syracuse Students Feel Unsafe Following Recent Racist Incidents

Syracuse University has seen a string of recent incidents on the campus that have targeted marginalized groups, including Jewish, Asian and black community members.

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North Carolina School District Spends More Than $1 Million to Harden Front Entrance, Secure Schools

The Johnston County School System in North Carolina is spending almost $2 million to upgrade security measures at its schools.

10-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition After Being Shot at a High School Football Game

10-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition After Being Shot at a High School Football Game

Micah Tennant, a 10-year-old boy from Atlantic City, is in critical condition after he was shot in the neck during a high school football game Friday in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

California Student Threatens Principal on Social Media in Efforts to Get School Cancelled

California Student Threatens Principal on Social Media in Efforts to Get School Cancelled

A 16-year-old student was arrested after he attempted to get Vail High School officials to cancel school for the day by posting a threat against the principal on Snapchat.

UNC Releases Federal Report Showing the University Underreported Annual Crime Numbers

UNC Releases Federal Report Showing the University Underreported Annual Crime Numbers

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz released a federal report on Monday that detailed how the university has been inaccurately reporting the amount of crime on campus.

Student Skipping Class Causes Florida School to go into Lockdown

Student Skipping Class Causes Florida School to go into Lockdown

In an age where school shootings are coming commonplace, something like a student skipping class could trigger a school to go into lockdown.

13-Year-Old Student Arrested for Planning to Shoot Popular Kids and Teachers at School

13-Year-Old Student Arrested for Planning to Shoot Popular Kids and Teachers at School

A 13-year-old male was arrested Saturday after law enforcement learned he was planning to “shoot up the school with guns.”

Law Enforcement Investigate Multiple False Threats Against Santa Clarita Schools

Law Enforcement Investigate Multiple False Threats Against Santa Clarita Schools

Still dealing with the Thursday’s mass shooting at Saugus High School, the Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives and school resource deputies are having to also investigate “multiple false threats against local schools.”

FBI Investigates Threat Against Iowa School District

FBI Investigates Threat Against Iowa School District

All classes and activities for the Benton Community School District in Iowa have been cancelled through Sunday while the FBI and local enforcement investigate a potential threat.

Shooting at California High School Claims At Least Two Lives

Update: Shooting at California High School Claims At Least Two Lives

Two students have died from a shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita, according to local officials.

Colorado School District Decides Not to Arm Civilian School Guards

Colorado School District Decides Not to Arm Civilian School Guards

After seeking and obtaining community feedback on whether to arm its civilian school guards, the Durango School District in Colorado decided against doing so on Thursday.

Student Arrested in Texas for Bringing BB Gun onto School Bus

Student Arrested in Texas for Bringing BB Gun onto School Bus

Lone Star High School in Frisco, Texas went on lockdown Wednesday morning after it was reported that 17-year-old Gavin Frederick Golden had brought a gun onto a school bus.

Presidential Candidate Wants to Replace Active Shooter Drills with More Counselors, Nurses

Presidential Candidate Wants to Replace Active Shooter Drills with More Counselors, Nurses

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to put an end to active shooter drills in schools as he says they do more harm than good.

Students at a Michigan High School Evacuate Due to Snow Storm, Bomb Threat

Students at a Michigan High School Evacuate Due to Snow Storm, Bomb Threat

Between a snow storm and a bomb threat made against Stockbridge Junior/Senior High School in Michigan on Monday, students were evacuated from the campus that morning.

Hundreds of Security Cameras to be Installed on FAMU Campus

Hundreds of Security Cameras to be Installed on FAMU Campus

Over the next year, Florida A&M University students will see several safety improvements around the campus, including hundreds of new cameras and pedestrian enhancements.

Gun Manufacturer Could be Held Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting

Gun Manufacturer Could be Held Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting

The Supreme Court denied an appeal Tuesday from Remington Arms Co., the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, that would have shielded them from potential liability from the shooting.

School Shooters Were Often Bullied And Told People of Intentions to Attack, Secret Service Report Finds

School Shooters Were Often Bullied And Told People of Intentions to Attack, Secret Service Report Finds

In the most comprehensive study of deadly school attacks since the Columbine tragedy in 1999, the U.S. Secret Service found that most students who committed campus attacks were bullied and had a history of disciplinary issues that went unreported.

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Cal State LA Receives Two Threats In the Span of a Week

Cal State LA had to increase security at its library after somebody made a threat to shoot it up.

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South Carolina Student Arrested After Fabricating School Threat

A high school student fabricated a story about a classmate having a gun and threatening to shoot up the school, police said.

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Federal Bill Would Require School Districts to Monitor Social Media

A newly introduced federal bill seeks to heighten security at American schools by encouraging districts to adopt social media monitoring programs.

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Colorado School Safety Committee Introduces Five Bills to Improve Safety

Colorado’s School Safety Committee pushed forward legislation that could better address students’ behavioral health needs. Lawmakers left guns out of the conversation largely for the sake of bipartisanship.

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Catholic Students Accused of Making Threats While Wearing V for Vendetta Masks

Police in a Detroit suburb are seeking criminal charges against students suspected of making masked threats against a Catholic high school on social media.

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Florida School District to Spend Millions on School Resource Officers to Abide By State Law

A new Florida law is requiring that all school district-ran schools have at least one armed school resource officer and the Broward County School District just agreed to spend $3.4 million to abide by that law.

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UNCC to Secure All Non-locking Classrooms Following Spring Shooting

In response to a classroom shooting in the spring, UNC Charlotte will add security measures that include equipping non-locking classrooms with kits to secure doors, the school’s chancellor said in a statement released Friday.

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Several Georgia High School Students Face Criminal Charges After Distributing False Threats

Multiple students responsible for spreading “falsified, and in some cases doctored,” social media posts referencing a threat to North Cobb High School this week have been identified and will face criminal charges.

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Texas School District Partners with Gaggle to Monitor Activity on School-Provided Devices

Beaumont ISD has partnered with Gaggle to help monitor students' activities online such as signs of bullying, depression and inappropriate behavior.

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Study: Policies Aimed at Preventing School Violence Can Have Negative Impact on Students of Color

The research advocates for a restorative justice approach to crisis prevention instead of doubling down on zero tolerance discipline policies.

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