School Safety

June 06, 2019 - 2:36 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on School Shooting-Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre has been released from jail after a judge reduced his bail and lifted other...
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June 06, 2019 - 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for students. The bills signed Thursday were passed this year in response to the 2018...
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Former school resource officer Scot Peterson appears in magistrate court via television feed from the Broward County Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Peterson will have to stay in jail for now on charges of child neglect and negligence for failing to intervene as a gunman was killing students in a Florida high school. He was the deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School but never went inside as 17 people were shot to death. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 05, 2019 - 5:00 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The arrest of a Florida sheriff's deputy for not confronting the gunman in the Parkland school massacre represents a highly unusual use of the law — and a legally dubious one, in the opinion of some experts. Scot Peterson, 56, appeared in court Wednesday on 11 charges,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2015, file frame from video from Broward County Public Schools, school resource officer Scot Peterson talks during a school board meeting of Broward County, Fla. Peterson, the then-Florida sheriff's deputy assigned to protect the high school where 17 died in a 2018 shooting has been arrested on 11 charges, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. State Attorney Mike Satz announced that 56-year-old Peterson faces child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury charges. (Broward County Public Schools via AP, File)
June 04, 2019 - 5:34 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Florida deputy who knew a gunman was loose at the Parkland high school but refused to go inside to confront the assailant was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction during the massacre that killed 17 people. Scot Peterson was on duty as the resource officer...
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June 03, 2019 - 6:09 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York school district has finished installing a facial recognition system intended to spot potentially dangerous intruders, but state officials concerned about privacy say they want to know more before the technology is put into use. Education Department spokeswoman Emily...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 file photo, first responders hold a flag on the court as the national anthem is played during a tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting prior to an NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla. The attack left 49 people dead; the shooter was killed after a three-hour standoff with police. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 03, 2019 - 5:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings. Seven years ago, a white supremacist invaded a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six worshippers — among them Kaleka's father, who died clutching a butter knife he'd grabbed in a desperate...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, people gather around the "Temple of Time" in honor of the 17 that were killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018 in Coral Springs, Fla. The temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is to be burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 02, 2019 - 2:18 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Retired NBA star Dwyane Wade was a surprise guest speaker Sunday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's graduation ceremony, leading cheers and recalling how nervous he was to meet students following the on-campus shootings last year that claimed 17 lives. Wade called...
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Women pray for the victims near the site of a knife attack in Kawasaki, near Tokyo Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A man carrying a knife in each hand attacked a group of schoolgirls waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo Tuesday. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 2:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — A deadly knife attack on a group of mostly schoolgirls near Tokyo this week raised concerns Wednesday over the safety of schoolchildren in Japan, a country known for its low crime rate and where children usually walk to school on their own or in groups. Officials say the knife-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019 file photo, National Security Adviser John Bolton talks to reporters about Venezuela, outside the White House, in Washington. Bolton is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the United States Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. Bolton has been President Donald Trump's national security adviser since April of last year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 22, 2019 - 1:35 am
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the United States Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. Bolton has been President Donald Trump's national security adviser since April of last year. He previously served...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Rachel Short shows Kendrick Castillo, who was killed during a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Seniors from the school graduated Monday, May 20, 2019 in a ceremony hosted by the Denver Broncos hosted commencement ceremonies at their training facility in suburban Denver. Castillo was fatally shot as he and two classmates tried to stop one of the two gunmen who attacked the school. Valedictorian Emma Goodwill asked her classmates to "love so fully and fundamentally like Kendrick." (Rachel Short via AP, File)
May 20, 2019 - 10:40 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Seniors from a Colorado high school where a student was killed trying to stop a shooting nearly two weeks ago graduated Monday. STEM School Highlands Ranch held its commencement ceremony at a Denver Broncos training facility and honored 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, who was...
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