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Judge Rules In Favor of Florida District Seeking to Arm School Guardians

A group sued a Jacksonville district for arming school safety assistants, but the district said it was just trying to meet standards set by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

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San Bernardino City Unified School District's Computer Network Crippled by Ransomware Attack

Hackers infected servers used by the San Bernardino City Unified School District with ransomware, making it one of the latest school districts to be targeted.



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Snapchat Threat Causes Parents to Keep Children at Home

A threatening snap sent out over the weekend to high school students has parents uneasy about sending their children to the Virginia high school.

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App Uses Voice Commands to Video Record Emergency Situations in Classrooms

The app, Covert Alert, uses voice-activated phrases to send the user’s exact location to five contacts and begins a live audio recording of what’s going on around you.

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Texas High School Increases Security Following Social Media Threat

Duncanville High School enhanced its security measures on Monday after two students were put in police custody for making a threat against the school on Sunday.

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8-Year-Old Florida Student Prevents Potential School Shooting

An 8-year-old elementary student is being called a hero after he alerted security at his school that his classmate had shown him a gun in the bathroom.

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Indiana School District Creates School Safety Academy for Parents

Carmel Clay Schools is offering parents of students an opportunity to learn more about school safety procedures through a free safety academy.

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Brown University Poll Results Show 40 Percent of Students Do Not Feel Safe After Dark

Brown University's newspaper polled over 1,000 students to find out how safe they feel on and off campus after dark.

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Ohio Man Makes False Bomb Threats to Divert Police From His Plan to Rob a Bank

An Ohio man left a note in a restaurant that warned of an active shooter and multiple bombs at two high schools. However, it was just a ploy to divert police officers' attention from his plans to rob a bank.

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Florida Schools to Receive Millions in Safety Grants from Justice Department

The Department of Justice awarded more than $85.3 million in safety grants to bolster school security—including funding to educate and train students and faculty—and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident.

Parents in Florida Team Up to Create a School Safety Reporting App

Parents in Florida Team Up to Create a School Safety Reporting App

Four parents in Florida created a reporting app that allows students, teachers and parents to report fires, fights and other threats.

Teenager Shot Right Outside of a Santa Rosa High School

Teenager Shot Right Outside of a Santa Rosa High School

A 17 year old was shot Tuesday right outside of a high school in Santa Rosa, California.

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Death Penalty Trial for Parkland Shooter Set for January

Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz's death penalty trial will begin in January 2020, according to a court order.

Virginia Governor Awards Security Grants to Several Elementary Schools

Virginia Governor Awards Security Grants to Several Elementary Schools

Several elementary schools will receive a grant from the state to be used for security upgrades and enhancements.

Alabama Student Facing 20 Years After Making a False Bomb Threat

Alabama Student Facing 20 Years After Making a False Bomb Threat

Connor Bruce Croll was arrested for allegedly calling the Baton Rouge police to report a bomb at LSU's stadium. His claims were untrue and he now faces 20 years in prison.

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Texas Teen Arrested for Reporting School Shooting

A 13-year-old girl was arrested after she reported another student's plans to shoot up New Braunfels Middle School.

Indiana Police Department, School District to Target Those Passing Stopped School Buses

Indiana Police Department, School District to Target Those Passing Stopped School Buses

The Batesville Police Department and Batesville Community School Corporation are teaming up to keep bus safety a priority in their community.

Pennsylvania School District to Hire Armed Security Officers for the First Time

Pennsylvania School District to Hire Armed Security Officers for the First Time

After talking about hiring an armed security guard for a year, the Purchase Line school board pulled the trigger in October.

Students Tackle Classmate After He Brandishes a Gun During Class in California

Students Tackle Classmate After He Brandishes a Gun During Class in California

A male student at La Habra High School in California was tackled by his classmates after he took out an unloaded gun in class.

Dallas Baptist University Evacuates Campus After Receiving Bomb Threat

Dallas Baptist University Evacuates Campus After Receiving Bomb Threat

The university cleared its campus after receiving a bomb and coordinated armed threat Tuesday.

North Carolina Behind on Roll Out of School Safety App

North Carolina Behind on Roll Out of School Safety App

North Carolina students and parents were suppose to have access to an app this school year that would allow them to anonymously report tips on potential school dangers. However, the state superintendent said it has been delayed.

Plastic Bottle at Montana School Mistaken for Explosive

Plastic Bottle at Montana School Mistaken for Explosive

A Montana elementary school was evacuated after officials found a plastic bottle wrapped in tape that was believed to be an explosive.

Clery Report Shows Increase in Sex Crimes at Coastal Carolina University

Clery Report Shows Increase in Sex Crimes at Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University's Clery Report shows an increase in on-campus forcible sexual offenses reports as well as on-campus dating violence incidents reports.

Texas School Safety Center to Teach Districts About Digital Threats

Texas School Safety Center to Teach Districts About Digital Threats

The Texas School Safety Center will be traveling throughout Texas to teach school districts how to effectively identify threats on social media.

Campus Safety and the Opioid Epidemic

Campus Safety and the Opioid Epidemic

Today’s law enforcement officers have multiple roles. They are expected not just to enforce laws and protect life, they are also entrusted to contribute to the intervention, education and recovery of those addicted.

Department of Education Awards Millions in Funding For School Safety, Mental Health Resources

Department of Education Awards Millions in Funding For School Safety, Mental Health Resources

The majority of the $71.6 million in funding is going toward improving school climate, violence prevention and mental health services.

University of Michigan Will House Government Funded School Safety Research Center

University of Michigan Will House Government Funded School Safety Research Center

The center plans to develop free training materials and create a national advisory board with representatives from rural, urban and tribal districts.

New California Law Makes Training Mandatory For All School Security Officers

New California Law Makes Training Mandatory For All School Security Officers

Starting in 2021, part-time employees will also be required to finish a course on student behavior, liability and more.

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Bill Requiring School Districts to Address Youth Suicide

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Bill Requiring School Districts to Address Youth Suicide

If signed into law, the measure would require districts to establish a threat-assessment team and teach students about violence prevention and identifying depression.

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Florida Man Enters a High School with a Weapon to 'Test School Security'

A Florida man was arrested after he entered into a high school with a pocket knife attempting to test the school's security measures.

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