School safety

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, ten crosses honoring the 10 people killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School were dedicated during a ceremony in Santa Fe, Texas. Nearly a year after the mass shooting killed eight students and two substitute teachers, Texas lawmakers are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses. They include measures that would arm more school personnel, beef up security plans and boost student mental health resources. But there's no push for new restrictions on the purchase or possession of guns. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 12:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school in which eight students and two substitute teachers were killed, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses by adding more armed school personnel, beefing...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke pauses to watch the scenery Monday, April 29, 2019, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 06, 2019 - 11:58 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is learning that reliable jokes during the campaign don't always make kids laugh, especially when they're want to talk about serious issues. The former Texas congressman spoke to an 8th grade civics class in Newton, Iowa, and took...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:54 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A new Johns Hopkins University initiative will offer short courses to principals and other school leaders as part of a push to create standards around school safety. Topics including student mental health and security technology will be offered through the Center for Safe and...
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Parents of Riley Howell, Natalie Henry-Howell, center left, stands next to Thomas Howell, comforting their son Teddy, after a memorial service for Riley Howell in Lake Junaluska, N.C., Sunday, May 5, 2019. Family and hundreds of friends and neighbors are remembering Howell, a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates' lives by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
May 05, 2019 - 8:06 pm
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family, hundreds of friends and a military honor guard on Sunday remembered a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. Riley Howell, 21, was fatally shot Tuesday while tackling the gunman accused of...
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Mourners pause to look at a variety of memorials left at Kennedy Hall at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Thursday, May 2, 2019. A gunman opened fire at Kennedy on Tuesday, killing two and wounding four. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
May 03, 2019 - 3:23 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Students frantically call for help as a deadly shooting unfolds on a North Carolina campus in 911 recordings released Friday, with one saying the gunman was "still shooting" as she fled the classroom where he opened fire. Charlotte government officials released 48 emergency...
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A growing memorial is seen on the steps of a building at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Thursday, May 2, 2019. A gunman opened fire in a classroom on Tuesday, killing two and wounding four. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
May 02, 2019 - 6:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The campus has turned quiet. Flowers and candles fill the steps outside the building where two students were killed. Exams have been postponed or canceled. For students, professors and administrators, Tuesday's shooting that left two dead and four wounded at the University of...
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David Belnap, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, displays a t-shirt in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in support of Riley Howell, a classmate who was killed while confronting a gunman inside a classroom on Tuesday. Howell was one of two people killed in the shooting. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
May 01, 2019 - 7:07 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in his classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, police said Wednesday. Riley Howell, 21, was among students gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class at the...
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Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz sits in court at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday May 1, 2019 for a motion by the Public Defender's Office to withdraw from the case due to Cruz receiving an inheritance that can be used to pay for a private attorney. Defense attorney Melisa McNeill and Diane Cuddihy sit with their client. Nikolas Cruz, who faces the death penalty if convicted. Cruz is accused of killing 17 and wounding 17 in the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)\
May 01, 2019 - 2:09 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge ordered the public defenders representing the former student charged with the Florida high school massacre to stay on his case Wednesday while she determines if he remains legally indigent as he may be eligible for a large payout from his late mother. Circuit...
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Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz sits in court at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday May 1, 2019 for a motion by the Public Defender's Office to withdraw from the case due to Cruz receiving an inheritance that can be used to pay for a private attorney. Defense attorney Melisa McNeill and Diane Cuddihy sit with their client. Nikolas Cruz, who faces the death penalty if convicted. Cruz is accused of killing 17 and wounding 17 in the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)\
May 01, 2019 - 1:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year's mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on Wednesday to send the bill to GOP Gov. Ron...
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A University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus police officer carries a tactical shield after a shooting Tuesday afternoon, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The shooting on the campus left at least a few people dead and several wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state's largest city. (John Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 10:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect. The shooting...
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