School Safety

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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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 5:41 pm
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family and hundreds of friends and neighbors are remembering a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates' lives by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. A memorial for 21-year-old Riley Howell was held Sunday at a 1,900-seat auditorium at a...
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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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May 02, 2019 - 9:34 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state lawmaker says her children were threatened online by a person who opposes mandatory vaccinations for all school children. Democratic Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire, posted Wednesday on Facebook that state Capitol police are investigating what she...
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In this May 23, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 10:18 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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As she approached the North Carolina legislative office in Raleigh, N.C., Allison Carey, 23, a third grade teacher at Powell Elementary School in Raleigh, hoists her sign up high, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. North Carolina teachers took to the streets Wednesday for the second year in a row with hopes that a more politically balanced legislature will be more willing to meet their demands. (AP Photo/Amanda Morris)
May 01, 2019 - 5:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's public school teachers and their supporters showed up in force Wednesday to demand an overhaul of the state's education priorities, bring thousands to a march and rally in the state's capital. Chanting "Whose schools? Our schools! Whose voice? Our voice," they...
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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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May 01, 2019 - 12:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow more classroom teachers to carry guns in school, 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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April 30, 2019 - 10:28 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a North Carolina university campus (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Police have identified the suspect in a fatal campus shooting as a 22-year-old man. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued a statement late Tuesday identifying the suspect as Trystan...
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