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Arming Teachers Won’t Make Schools Safer: Viewpoint

Florida this month became the latest state to allow teachers to carry guns at school — even though there is no evidence to suggest this can reduce school violence, and ample reason to fear the unintended consequences. The new law …

Trauma for Cops After School Shootings is Largely Unstudied

About the photo: Members of a police SWAT team march to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999 as they prepare to do a final search of the school after two gunmen opened fire on campus. LITTLETON, …

N.H. Lawmakers Debate Gun-Free School Zones, Background Checks

The day before the one-year anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, New Hampshire lawmakers said they are hoping to take advantage of a Democratic-controlled legislature to move ahead with gun control legislation that would allow school districts …

Texas School Shooting Victim’s Family Sues Attacker’s Parents

The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit against the alleged gunman’s parents, claiming the shooter’s father didn’t properly secure the weapons and were negligent in entrusting him with firearms. Authorities …

Security Measures Help Urban Schools Avoid Mass Shootings

Alondra Alvarez lives about five minutes from her high school on Detroit’s southwest side but she drives there instead of walking because her mother fears for her safety. Once the 18-year-old enters the building, her surroundings take on a more …

School Shootings Reveal Confusion Over Fire Alarm With Gunfire

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to …

Researcher Says Young Shooters Often Research Role Models

The U.S. psychologist who wrote a book about school shootings that investigators found in the Munich gunman’s room says researching other mass killers can be a warning sign since young gunmen often are looking for role models – but it’s …

Georgia School Lockdowns Part of Student Routines

School lockdowns, and preparing for a possible intruder, have become a fact of life for many metro Atlanta, Ga., schools. School safety has changed in recent years with mass shootings such as the 2012 incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, …

School Shootings Continue Despite Increased Security

There’s been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings despite increased security put in place after the rampage at a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012 left 20 children and six educators dead. An Associated Press analysis …