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Saving a Life

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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.



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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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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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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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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