• school fights February 24, 2022 11:17 pm

    Pandemic-Related Factors Contribute to Rise of Violence at Schools Nationwide

    The National Association of School Resource Officers says violence is on the rise at schools nationwide.

  • Donald Trump October 13, 2018 12:45 am

    Fact Check: Trump's School Safety Funding Falsehood

    At an event for law enforcement officials, President Donald Trump boasted that his administration recently provided “historic levels of funding to improve school safety” and “hire more officers” through the newly created STOP School Violence Act. But the new law does not fund school safety at “historic levels.”

  • Associated Press June 26, 2018 10:59 pm

    Migrant Kids Could End Up in Already Strained Foster System, Advocates Say

    Foster care advocates say the government won’t likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally, and some will end up in an American foster care system that is stacked against Latinos and other minorities. With few Spanish-speaking caseworkers, it’s a challenge tracking down family members of the children who live south of...

  • Florida April 2, 2018 4:35 pm

    Cellphones Gaining Acceptance Inside US Schools: Survey

    Armed security officers are becoming more prevalent at America’s schools, according to a federal study released Thursday amid a heated debate over whether teachers and other school officials should carry guns. Armed officers were present at least once a week in 43 percent of all public schools during the 2015-16 school year, compared with 31 percent of schools a decade...

  • Florida March 29, 2018 11:01 am

    Armed Security Officers Are on the Rise in US Schools: Study

    Armed security officers are becoming more prevalent at America’s schools, according to a federal study released Thursday amid a heated debate over whether teachers and other school officials should carry guns. Armed officers were present at least once a week in 43 percent of all public schools during the 2015-16 school year, compared with 31 percent of schools a decade...

  • judge March 6, 2018 4:43 pm

    After Parkland, Even Idle School Threats Get Tough Response

    Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Margery Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Meanwhile, an autistic Minnesota high school student whose alleged threat led to a six-hour lockdown is in juvenile court and has received an outpouring of sympathy. The Feb. 14 killings of 17 people in...

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 10:17 pm

    Police Experts Urge Intensive Training If Teachers Are Armed

    The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range. They say it would require specialized and repeated training to teach educators the proper tactics and enable them to conquer their fear and remain calm and clear-thinking in a...

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