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New York Post
1 month ago
New York City

Boy, 17, busted with loaded handgun at NYC high school after going through metal detector: cops

A 17-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a Brooklyn high school, raising concerns about school safety and the need for increased security measures. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
Education

Tennessee passes bill to let teachers carry guns, a year after mass shooting

Tennessee legislature passes bill allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns in schools despite divisive reactions. [ more ]
Dailycaller
4 months ago
Education

REPORT: Gun Found In Backpack Of 8-Year-Old Student Who Allegedly Threatened Fellow Student At Brooklyn School

An 8-year-old boy in Brooklyn was found with a gun in his backpack after previously brandishing it at another student.
City Department of Education stressed the importance of keeping young people safe and expressed concerns over children having access to dangerous weapons. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Education

10-year-old brings loaded handgun to L.A. school amid alarming rise in school crime, fights

Increased weapons incidents at Los Angeles Unified schools spark concerns among parents and authorities. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
New York City

Boy, 17, busted with loaded handgun at NYC high school after going through metal detector: cops

A 17-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a Brooklyn high school, raising concerns about school safety and the need for increased security measures. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
Education

Tennessee passes bill to let teachers carry guns, a year after mass shooting

Tennessee legislature passes bill allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns in schools despite divisive reactions. [ more ]
Dailycaller
4 months ago
Education

REPORT: Gun Found In Backpack Of 8-Year-Old Student Who Allegedly Threatened Fellow Student At Brooklyn School

An 8-year-old boy in Brooklyn was found with a gun in his backpack after previously brandishing it at another student.
City Department of Education stressed the importance of keeping young people safe and expressed concerns over children having access to dangerous weapons. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Education

10-year-old brings loaded handgun to L.A. school amid alarming rise in school crime, fights

Increased weapons incidents at Los Angeles Unified schools spark concerns among parents and authorities. [ more ]
moregun-control
#law-enforcement
www.santacruzsentinel.com
1 month ago
Education

Mountain lion prompts lockdown at Aptos High School

Mountain lion sighting led to Aptos High School lockdown. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Education

Active Shooter' Is Neutralized' Near Wisconsin Middle School, Officials Say

School officials in Mount Horeb, Wis., neutralized an active shooter near a middle school, with no reported injuries to others except the assailant. [ more ]
www.thereporter.com
3 months ago
Education

One minor taken into custody after bomb threat at Bay Area high school

Threats led to evacuation at Vacaville High School due to bomb threat call, which was later deemed not credible. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Schools in East Boston alerted after reports of person with rifle

Police responded to a report of a person with a rifle but found no one with a firearm.
East Boston schools were briefly on alert and in safe mode as a precaution. [ more ]
www.santacruzsentinel.com
1 month ago
Education

Mountain lion prompts lockdown at Aptos High School

Mountain lion sighting led to Aptos High School lockdown. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Education

Active Shooter' Is Neutralized' Near Wisconsin Middle School, Officials Say

School officials in Mount Horeb, Wis., neutralized an active shooter near a middle school, with no reported injuries to others except the assailant. [ more ]
www.thereporter.com
3 months ago
Education

One minor taken into custody after bomb threat at Bay Area high school

Threats led to evacuation at Vacaville High School due to bomb threat call, which was later deemed not credible. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Schools in East Boston alerted after reports of person with rifle

Police responded to a report of a person with a rifle but found no one with a firearm.
East Boston schools were briefly on alert and in safe mode as a precaution. [ more ]
morelaw-enforcement
Washington Post
2 years ago
Education

Georgetown Prep, elite private school, returns entirely to virtual teaching amid coronavirus outbreak

Georgetown Prep, an all-boys Catholic school, shifts to virtual learning due to 30 coronavirus cases; no classroom spread reported. [ more ]
#education
New York Post
2 months ago
Education

How DEI is failing my diverse, Jewish Berkeley, Ca. family

Schools lack anti-semitism strategies. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
7 months ago
Education

Should officers return to Santa Rosa school campuses? Here's what the community thinks

Teachers, parents, and students are demanding safer schools in Santa Rosa.
The issue of school safety and the presence of school resource officers is being discussed at Santa Rosa City Schools Board meetings. [ more ]
Business Insider
1 day ago
Education

I'm a teacher and a parent. I support banning cellphones in classrooms.

No phone policies in schools help reduce distractions and potential harmful situations, supported by parents and educators. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
Education

How DEI is failing my diverse, Jewish Berkeley, Ca. family

Schools lack anti-semitism strategies. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
7 months ago
Education

Should officers return to Santa Rosa school campuses? Here's what the community thinks

Teachers, parents, and students are demanding safer schools in Santa Rosa.
The issue of school safety and the presence of school resource officers is being discussed at Santa Rosa City Schools Board meetings. [ more ]
Business Insider
1 day ago
Education

I'm a teacher and a parent. I support banning cellphones in classrooms.

No phone policies in schools help reduce distractions and potential harmful situations, supported by parents and educators. [ more ]
moreeducation
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Education

After calls for gun safety, Tennessee votes to arm teachers

Allowing teachers to be armed in schools passed in Tennessee despite prior outcry for gun control legislation. [ more ]
#lgbtq-rights
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
Education

Teachers in Tennessee now have to out transgender students but can secretly carry guns to class

Tennessee signed bills changing teacher roles involving transgender students. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
Education

Oklahoma school faces US federal probe in the wake of Nex Benedict's death

Federal officials opening investigation into Oklahoma school district where student died after a fight.
US Department of Education investigating Owasso Public Schools' response to sex-based harassment following student's death. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
4 months ago
Education

Teen beaten to death in a school bathroom bullying attack. The school didn't call an ambulance.

Nex Benedict, a nonbinary Native American student, was tragically beaten to death in a high school bathroom. The incident highlights the importance of addressing anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments in schools.
The school's failure to quickly respond and the hiring of an anti-LGBTQ+ activist for a book-banning committee have raised concerns about the safety of LGBTQ+ students. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
Education

Teachers in Tennessee now have to out transgender students but can secretly carry guns to class

Tennessee signed bills changing teacher roles involving transgender students. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
Education

Oklahoma school faces US federal probe in the wake of Nex Benedict's death

Federal officials opening investigation into Oklahoma school district where student died after a fight.
US Department of Education investigating Owasso Public Schools' response to sex-based harassment following student's death. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
4 months ago
Education

Teen beaten to death in a school bathroom bullying attack. The school didn't call an ambulance.

Nex Benedict, a nonbinary Native American student, was tragically beaten to death in a high school bathroom. The incident highlights the importance of addressing anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments in schools.
The school's failure to quickly respond and the hiring of an anti-LGBTQ+ activist for a book-banning committee have raised concerns about the safety of LGBTQ+ students. [ more ]
morelgbtq-rights
#police-presence
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Education

Amid school crime spike, task force wants L.A. campuses to decide whether they need police

Allowing individual Los Angeles public school campuses to decide about stationing police officers, reversing recent wins by anti-police student activists. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Education

Police to increase presence at South Bay schools in response to online threat

Authorities are increasing their presence at five South Bay high schools in response to an online threat.
The threat was made in an anonymous email and targeted four of the high schools in the Fremont Union High School District. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Education

Amid school crime spike, task force wants L.A. campuses to decide whether they need police

Allowing individual Los Angeles public school campuses to decide about stationing police officers, reversing recent wins by anti-police student activists. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Education

Police to increase presence at South Bay schools in response to online threat

Authorities are increasing their presence at five South Bay high schools in response to an online threat.
The threat was made in an anonymous email and targeted four of the high schools in the Fremont Union High School District. [ more ]
morepolice-presence
#community-impact
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

15-Year-Old Girl Charged With Murder in Stabbing Death of Bronx Teenager

Increased violence trend near schools is alarming despite school safety levels.
Mental health support offered to students and staff following the tragic incident. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Education

Active shooter neutralized outside Wisconsin middle school

Parents described terrifying moments of children hiding and fleeing during an active shooter incident near a Wisconsin middle school. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

15-Year-Old Girl Charged With Murder in Stabbing Death of Bronx Teenager

Increased violence trend near schools is alarming despite school safety levels.
Mental health support offered to students and staff following the tragic incident. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Education

Active shooter neutralized outside Wisconsin middle school

Parents described terrifying moments of children hiding and fleeing during an active shooter incident near a Wisconsin middle school. [ more ]
morecommunity-impact
#crime
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three injured at school

A 17-year-old was arrested for attempted murder after three were injured at a secondary school in Sheffield. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Undercover Sex Sting Leads to Charges Against School Crossing Guard

A school crossing guard was arrested for attempting to lure an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl into a sexual act. [ more ]
Cbsnews
5 months ago
Education

12-year-old girl taken into custody after allegedly slashing another student at Queens school

A 12-year-old girl was slashed by another student at a school in Queens.
The incident occurred at Pathways College Prep School and the suspect was taken into custody. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
5 months ago
London

Enfield school stabbing horror: Woman, 34, arrested after man knifed outside primary in front of 'shaken' pupils

A man was stabbed outside a primary school in north London during pick-up time.
The incident left children at the school shaken and upset. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
7 months ago
Brooklyn

What's News, Breaking: Thursday, December 14, 2023

A faster, noninvasive weapon detection system called OPENGATE has been approved for use at Edward R. Murrow High School.
Mayor Eric Adams blames 'political opportunists' for rumors and investigations surrounding his fundraising and connections to Turkey. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three injured at school

A 17-year-old was arrested for attempted murder after three were injured at a secondary school in Sheffield. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Undercover Sex Sting Leads to Charges Against School Crossing Guard

A school crossing guard was arrested for attempting to lure an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl into a sexual act. [ more ]
Cbsnews
5 months ago
Education

12-year-old girl taken into custody after allegedly slashing another student at Queens school

A 12-year-old girl was slashed by another student at a school in Queens.
The incident occurred at Pathways College Prep School and the suspect was taken into custody. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
5 months ago
London

Enfield school stabbing horror: Woman, 34, arrested after man knifed outside primary in front of 'shaken' pupils

A man was stabbed outside a primary school in north London during pick-up time.
The incident left children at the school shaken and upset. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
7 months ago
Brooklyn

What's News, Breaking: Thursday, December 14, 2023

A faster, noninvasive weapon detection system called OPENGATE has been approved for use at Edward R. Murrow High School.
Mayor Eric Adams blames 'political opportunists' for rumors and investigations surrounding his fundraising and connections to Turkey. [ more ]
morecrime
Irish Independent
2 months ago
Medicine

Majority of teachers not trained to use life-saving EpiPens

Teachers lack training in recognizing anaphylaxis and administering adrenaline auto-injectors, posing a risk in schools. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Education

Carvalho faults alleged actions of school safety worker who failed to stop fatal fight

The Los Angeles school district removed a campus-safety contractor after an adult refused to intervene in a fight at Washington Preparatory High School resulting in a student's death. [ more ]
#legislation
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Education

Tennessee Parents Question Whether Arming Teachers Is the Answer

Fear and uncertainty surround the debate over allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns in schools. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Education

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill to Allow Armed Teachers, a Year After Deadly Nashville Shooting

Allowing some teachers to carry concealed handguns on school grounds without disclosure.
Protests erupted after Tennessee House Republicans passed a bill expanding gun access in response to a previous school shooting. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Education

Tennessee Parents Question Whether Arming Teachers Is the Answer

Fear and uncertainty surround the debate over allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns in schools. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Education

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill to Allow Armed Teachers, a Year After Deadly Nashville Shooting

Allowing some teachers to carry concealed handguns on school grounds without disclosure.
Protests erupted after Tennessee House Republicans passed a bill expanding gun access in response to a previous school shooting. [ more ]
morelegislation
Truthout
2 months ago
Education

Rejecting Safety Amendments, TN GOP Passes Bill Allowing Handguns for Teachers

Democratic leader in the Tennessee House criticizes Republicans for passing bill allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns without safety measures, highlighting concerns for children's safety. [ more ]
www.dw.com
2 months ago
Education

Tennessee passes bill to let teachers carry guns at school DW 04/24/2024

Allowing teachers to carry concealed guns in schools passed in Tennessee, emphasizing training requirements for carrying guns and approval from school leaders. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Education

L.A. student dies after safety team member allegedly does not intervene to try to prevent fight

The incident near Washington Preparatory High School in South L.A. highlights concerns over school safety and the role of campus security personnel like 'safe passages' staff members. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
France politics

French PM criticised over crackdown on teenage violence

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal facing criticism for proposed crackdown on teenage violence, suggesting treating offenders under 18 as adults and implementing strict measures in schools. [ more ]
#gun-violence
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Education

Before Teacher Was Shot, Assistant Principal Was Warned First Grader Had a Gun

The shooting of an elementary teacher was preceded by significant lapses in school administration.
Despite multiple warnings and requests to search the student, the assistant principal did not take appropriate action. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Site of Parkland Shooting to Be Torn Down

The former freshman building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of a deadly school shooting, is being demolished to help the community heal. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Education

Before Teacher Was Shot, Assistant Principal Was Warned First Grader Had a Gun

The shooting of an elementary teacher was preceded by significant lapses in school administration.
Despite multiple warnings and requests to search the student, the assistant principal did not take appropriate action. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Site of Parkland Shooting to Be Torn Down

The former freshman building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of a deadly school shooting, is being demolished to help the community heal. [ more ]
moregun-violence
San Jose Spotlight
3 months ago
Education

Silicon Valley cities work with transit agency on safer route to school - San Jose Spotlight

The Homestead Safe Routes to School project aims to improve safety for students biking and walking to school.
Construction for the project is expected to start in 2026 and finish by 2028, costing an estimated $16.8 million. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
3 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose officials to vote on tougher RV rules near schools - San Jose Spotlight

The San Jose City Council is considering three policies to change where people living in vehicles can park near schools for safety reasons.
Students and school workers have raised safety concerns, leading to the proposed policies, despite warnings from homeless advocates about discrimination against homeless individuals. [ more ]
#communication
Boston.com
3 months ago
Education

Stoneham superintendent will keep his job after outrage over elementary school grounds arrest

The superintendent of Stoneham Public Schools will continue in his role despite controversy over an incident with a convicted sex offender on school property.
Stoneham officials faced backlash for not timely informing parents about the incident, which the committee deemed a failure in judgment by the superintendent. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 day ago
Education

NYS schools must now notify parents of upcoming lockdown drills

Parents will receive advance notice of school lockdown drills to reduce unintended trauma for students and families. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Education

Stoneham superintendent will keep his job after outrage over elementary school grounds arrest

The superintendent of Stoneham Public Schools will continue in his role despite controversy over an incident with a convicted sex offender on school property.
Stoneham officials faced backlash for not timely informing parents about the incident, which the committee deemed a failure in judgment by the superintendent. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 day ago
Education

NYS schools must now notify parents of upcoming lockdown drills

Parents will receive advance notice of school lockdown drills to reduce unintended trauma for students and families. [ more ]
morecommunication
www.france24.com
3 months ago
France politics

French schoolboy dies after violent assault as Macron warns of teenage violence

Uninhibited violence among teenagers is a growing concern in French schools, leading to tragic consequences.
President Macron emphasizes the need for schools to be protected and remain safe havens for children, families, and teachers. [ more ]
#sexual-assault
PortlandTribune.com
3 months ago
Education

PPS, others accused of failing to protect 9-year-old from sexual assault, sued for $9M

Portland Public Schools sued for failing to protect girl from assault
Allegations include inappropriate touching by male students at school [ more ]
sfist.com
4 months ago
Education

SF Nonprofit Worker Charged With Sexually Assaulting Everett Middle School Student

Alleged sexual assault at Everett Middle School
Charges against nonprofit worker for sexual assault [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
3 months ago
Education

PPS, others accused of failing to protect 9-year-old from sexual assault, sued for $9M

Portland Public Schools sued for failing to protect girl from assault
Allegations include inappropriate touching by male students at school [ more ]
sfist.com
4 months ago
Education

SF Nonprofit Worker Charged With Sexually Assaulting Everett Middle School Student

Alleged sexual assault at Everett Middle School
Charges against nonprofit worker for sexual assault [ more ]
moresexual-assault
Chalkbeat
3 months ago
Education

After 4.8 earthquake, NYC schools resume normal operations

Schools in NYC continued operations normally after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake with no reported injuries.
School officials assured families about student safety, and the Education Department collaborated closely with city agencies for student well-being. [ more ]
#investigation
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Cambridge school resource officer reassigned pending investigation into firing of gun in school bathroom

Officer Frank Greenidge unintentionally discharged his firearm at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
Greenidge has been reassigned pending investigation into the incident. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Education

Cambridge school resource officer accidentally discharges gun in Rindge and Latin bathroom

No injuries or school disruptions from accidental firearm discharge at Cambridge high school.
School resource officer promptly reported the incident to authorities. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Education

Viral video shows man pointing a gun at a crowd of Pomona high school students

Authorities investigating a serious incident at Diamond Ranch High School
Man with a gun seen in viral video pointing it at students
Collaboration with authorities for student safety [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Education

Student dies after playground injury at Marin County elementary school

A 7-year-old boy died after being hit by a rolling schoolyard fence at the Mark Day School in San Rafael.
The incident appears to have been an accident and is under investigation to prevent similar incidents from happening again. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Cambridge school resource officer reassigned pending investigation into firing of gun in school bathroom

Officer Frank Greenidge unintentionally discharged his firearm at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
Greenidge has been reassigned pending investigation into the incident. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Education

Cambridge school resource officer accidentally discharges gun in Rindge and Latin bathroom

No injuries or school disruptions from accidental firearm discharge at Cambridge high school.
School resource officer promptly reported the incident to authorities. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Education

Viral video shows man pointing a gun at a crowd of Pomona high school students

Authorities investigating a serious incident at Diamond Ranch High School
Man with a gun seen in viral video pointing it at students
Collaboration with authorities for student safety [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Education

Student dies after playground injury at Marin County elementary school

A 7-year-old boy died after being hit by a rolling schoolyard fence at the Mark Day School in San Rafael.
The incident appears to have been an accident and is under investigation to prevent similar incidents from happening again. [ more ]
moreinvestigation
www.cbc.ca
3 months ago
Education

Afraid of the dark? Why Canadian schools are closing for the solar eclipse | CBC News

Schools in eastern Canada are canceling classes or opting for early dismissal during the solar eclipse due to safety concerns of eye damage and dangerous trek home.
The solar eclipse path of totality passes through cities in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Education

Police: School staff member placed on leave after gun found in car on campus

A staff member at a Lexington elementary school was placed on administrative leave after a firearm was found in their car on school premises.
The staff member had a valid license to carry firearms but faced charges for improper storage and bringing a firearm onto school property. [ more ]
#community-engagement
BKReader
3 months ago
Education

Brooklyn Elementary School Implements Safety Reforms After a Child Brought Unloaded Gun

Increased security measures at P.S. 158 following a student bringing an unloaded gun.
Parent and community concerns addressed at town hall meeting for school safety. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Education

Brockton School Committee wants mentors to go into schools to ease violence, support students

The Brockton School Committee voted for volunteers to support teachers and students.
Concerns about safety at Brockton High School persist. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
5 months ago
Education

Bexley schools tackle anti-social behaviour with uniform identification posters

Bexley Council is partnering with local schools and businesses to create posters that help the public identify students based on their uniforms in an effort to tackle anti-social behavior.
The posters feature QR codes that allow the public to report both positive and negative behavior directly to the schools.
Students from the schools have also participated in workshops, including emergency first aid training, to learn practical skills that can help others in need. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 month ago
Education

Rep. Goldman, NYC officials, announce public schools to distribute safe gun storage guidance to families

Safe gun storage is crucial to prevent unintentional firings and keep children safe. [ more ]
BKReader
3 months ago
Education

Brooklyn Elementary School Implements Safety Reforms After a Child Brought Unloaded Gun

Increased security measures at P.S. 158 following a student bringing an unloaded gun.
Parent and community concerns addressed at town hall meeting for school safety. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Education

Brockton School Committee wants mentors to go into schools to ease violence, support students

The Brockton School Committee voted for volunteers to support teachers and students.
Concerns about safety at Brockton High School persist. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
5 months ago
Education

Bexley schools tackle anti-social behaviour with uniform identification posters

Bexley Council is partnering with local schools and businesses to create posters that help the public identify students based on their uniforms in an effort to tackle anti-social behavior.
The posters feature QR codes that allow the public to report both positive and negative behavior directly to the schools.
Students from the schools have also participated in workshops, including emergency first aid training, to learn practical skills that can help others in need. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 month ago
Education

Rep. Goldman, NYC officials, announce public schools to distribute safe gun storage guidance to families

Safe gun storage is crucial to prevent unintentional firings and keep children safe. [ more ]
morecommunity-engagement
Boston.com
3 months ago
Education

Parents call for transparency after armed man arrested at Stoneham school

Parents demand transparency after delayed notification of armed man near school
James McCarty, a man with mental health issues, was arrested with knives near South Elementary School [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
4 months ago
London

'We've warned so many times' - Call for cameras after boy, 4, hit by car

Residents group repeatedly warned of accident outside primary school
ANPR cameras to be installed to enforce restrictions in school streets [ more ]
#arrest
Padailypost
4 months ago
Education

Teen accused of taking gun to school

Teen arrested for bringing gun to school
Student attempted to flee and admitted to having a loaded handgun [ more ]
The Mercury News
4 months ago
San Francisco

Police arrest man with 'large kitchen knife' at San Mateo High

A man was arrested for bringing a knife to a school in San Mateo.
The man resisted arrest and was booked on multiple charges. [ more ]
BKReader
7 months ago
Brooklyn

Youth Coordination Officer Assaulted, Spit on by 18-Year-Old Inside Brooklyn HS

A youth coordination officer was assaulted by a student at a Brooklyn high school.
The student spit, punched, and kicked the officer before being arrested. [ more ]
Padailypost
4 months ago
Education

Teen accused of taking gun to school

Teen arrested for bringing gun to school
Student attempted to flee and admitted to having a loaded handgun [ more ]
The Mercury News
4 months ago
San Francisco

Police arrest man with 'large kitchen knife' at San Mateo High

A man was arrested for bringing a knife to a school in San Mateo.
The man resisted arrest and was booked on multiple charges. [ more ]
BKReader
7 months ago
Brooklyn

Youth Coordination Officer Assaulted, Spit on by 18-Year-Old Inside Brooklyn HS

A youth coordination officer was assaulted by a student at a Brooklyn high school.
The student spit, punched, and kicked the officer before being arrested. [ more ]
morearrest
www.newsshopper.co.uk
4 months ago
Education

Erith school warned of high-risk person known to act inappropriately' towards kids

The Northumberland Heath Primary School in Erith was warned of a high-risk missing person who had previously behaved inappropriately towards children.
The missing person has been found, and a separate appeal was launched for a convicted arsonist who has also been located. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

Student at Boston high school says she was tased, assaulted by peer

Student assaulted with taser at Boston high school.
Incident led to the victim being taken to the hospital for evaluation. [ more ]
#bullying
Advocate.com
4 months ago
Education

Owasso schools failed to protect Nex Benedict, say speakers at board meeting

Transgender teen Nex Benedict's death sparked anger and sorrow at an Owasso School Board meeting.
Concerns raised about bullying and school safety during the meeting. [ more ]
Advocate.com
4 months ago
Education

What we know about Oklahoma nonbinary teen Nex Benedict's tragic death

Nonbinary student Nex Benedict died after a physical altercation at Owasso High School.
Bullying, school safety, treatment of nonbinary students highlighted by Nex Benedict's death. [ more ]
Advocate.com
4 months ago
Education

Owasso schools failed to protect Nex Benedict, say speakers at board meeting

Transgender teen Nex Benedict's death sparked anger and sorrow at an Owasso School Board meeting.
Concerns raised about bullying and school safety during the meeting. [ more ]
Advocate.com
4 months ago
Education

What we know about Oklahoma nonbinary teen Nex Benedict's tragic death

Nonbinary student Nex Benedict died after a physical altercation at Owasso High School.
Bullying, school safety, treatment of nonbinary students highlighted by Nex Benedict's death. [ more ]
morebullying
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Education

Fake blood and gunfire? A California lawmaker wants to create rules for shooter drills

The rise of active-shooter drills at U.S. schools coincides with mass shootings.
California Assembly Bill 1858 aims to standardize active-shooter drills in schools. [ more ]
BKReader
4 months ago
Brooklyn

Police Investigate 8-Year-Old Boy Found With Gun at Brooklyn School

An 8-year-old boy was found with a gun at an elementary school in Brooklyn.
The gun was discovered after a parent reported it to school officials. [ more ]
www.harrowtimes.co.uk
4 months ago
Education

'Children are at risk' - Legionella found in school water supply

Legionella bacteria was detected at Glebe Primary School in Kenton, raising concerns about children's safety.
Breathing in water droplets contaminated with Legionella can lead to Legionnaires Disease, emphasizing the importance of immediate action to prevent infection. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Education

Melbourne private school fails in legal bid to stop construction of mental health facility

The Melbourne private school's legal bid to block a mental health facility was unsuccessful.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal found that the facility had a net community benefit and low risk to the school. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Education

Police investigating online threats against Riverside high school

Threats made towards Riverside Polytechnic High School are being investigated by the Riverside Police Department.
Extra officers and patrols will be present around the school to ensure student and staff safety. [ more ]
#antisemitism
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Education

El Camino Real Charter High students walk out over alleged antisemitism on campus

Students at El Camino Real Charter High School staged a walkout to protest antisemitic incidents.
School administration addresses the need for education on consequences of hate speech and ensuring student safety. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Education

Swastika, 'F-k Palestine' scrawled on wall at NYC school where teens rioted against Jewish teacher

Antisemitic graffiti, including a swastika and offensive language, was found at Hillcrest High School in Queens.
Lessons on hate symbols will be taught and town-hall forums will be held to address rising antisemitism in city schools. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Education

El Camino Real Charter High students walk out over alleged antisemitism on campus

Students at El Camino Real Charter High School staged a walkout to protest antisemitic incidents.
School administration addresses the need for education on consequences of hate speech and ensuring student safety. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Education

Swastika, 'F-k Palestine' scrawled on wall at NYC school where teens rioted against Jewish teacher

Antisemitic graffiti, including a swastika and offensive language, was found at Hillcrest High School in Queens.
Lessons on hate symbols will be taught and town-hall forums will be held to address rising antisemitism in city schools. [ more ]
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Axios
4 months ago
Education

On school superintendents' minds: Guns, culture wars, AI and more

Focus on school safety, mental health, and academic freedom at AASA conference.
Introduction of Superintendents Recovery Network and Greenlights Grant Initiative by AASA. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
2 days ago
Education

Readers Respond: "Phones are a distraction in the classroom"

Readers are divided on allowing phones in schools; citing distractions, safety needs, and mental health issues as key factors. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Education

On school superintendents' minds: Guns, culture wars, AI and more

Focus on school safety, mental health, and academic freedom at AASA conference.
Introduction of Superintendents Recovery Network and Greenlights Grant Initiative by AASA. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
2 days ago
Education

Readers Respond: "Phones are a distraction in the classroom"

Readers are divided on allowing phones in schools; citing distractions, safety needs, and mental health issues as key factors. [ more ]
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Ars Technica
4 months ago
Health

Unvaccinated Florida kids exposed to measles can skip quarantine, officials say

Low vaccination rate at elementary school poses risk for measles outbreak
Florida Surgeon General allows unvaccinated students to skip quarantine despite measles exposure. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Education

Syracuse mom blends in with students before bursting into daughter's classroom breaks teacher's nose in front of 25 kids

Mother attacked teacher in daughter's classroom in Syracuse.
Teacher suffered serious injuries, including broken bones in face. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
Education

Non-binary teenager dies after alleged assault at Oklahoma school

Non-binary teenager died following high school assault in Oklahoma.
Alleged assault led to head injuries and subsequent hospitalization. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
Education

Republican lawmaker calls for armed police officers in every California school

California Assembly Bill 3038 proposes armed police officers on school campuses.
ACLU opposes more police officers in public schools due to harmful effects on students. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
4 months ago
Education

San Jose parents strengthen school safety - San Jose Spotlight

Willow Glen High School enhanced safety measures due to past incidents.
The updated safety plan focuses on accountability, consistency, and consequences for students. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Sheriff investigating 4 homicides after violent night in southeast L.A. County

Two men were shot and killed outside elementary schools in Cudahy and Bell during a violent night.
The schools affected by the shootings closed temporarily and students were rerouted to nearby schools for their safety. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
US politics

Off-duty LI cop accidentally leaves gun in high school bathroom: authorities

An off-duty Suffolk County cop accidentally left his gun in a high school bathroom.
The gun was quickly recovered and the incident had no impact on school safety. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Education

Over 1000 knives confiscated at NYC schools as blade seizures soar by 7% this year

The number of knives seized in New York City public schools has increased by 7% this year while the number of weapons-detecting scanners and school safety agents has decreased.
Only a small percentage of school buildings have permanent metal detectors, leading to concerns about student safety. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Education

A day after 10th-grader brings loaded gun to Redondo Union, school goes on lockdown again

A high school in Redondo Beach was locked down for the second consecutive day after a student brought a loaded firearm onto campus.
No threats or plans for violence were found, and no students or staff were threatened or injured. [ more ]
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The Messenger
7 months ago
Education

Four Arrested for Attacking Safety Officers at Same School Where Pro-Israel Teacher Was Terrorized in Closet by Students

A school safety officer was attacked at Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York.
Three NYPD school officers were injured and four students were arrested.
Councilwoman Vickie Paladino called for the school to be shut down. [ more ]
Fox News
8 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Mayor Eric Adams says parents may need to help in public schools amid migrant crisis: 'All hands on deck'

Mayor Eric Adams is urging parents in New York City to be prepared for potential volunteer work at their children's schools due to a reduction in newly trained safety agents.
Adams assured the public that he would not allow schools to become unsafe for children, but acknowledged the strain on resources.
The city's decision to cut the school safety program has received backlash from Staten Island officials. [ more ]
The Messenger
7 months ago
Education

Four Arrested for Attacking Safety Officers at Same School Where Pro-Israel Teacher Was Terrorized in Closet by Students

A school safety officer was attacked at Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York.
Three NYPD school officers were injured and four students were arrested.
Councilwoman Vickie Paladino called for the school to be shut down. [ more ]
Fox News
8 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Mayor Eric Adams says parents may need to help in public schools amid migrant crisis: 'All hands on deck'

Mayor Eric Adams is urging parents in New York City to be prepared for potential volunteer work at their children's schools due to a reduction in newly trained safety agents.
Adams assured the public that he would not allow schools to become unsafe for children, but acknowledged the strain on resources.
The city's decision to cut the school safety program has received backlash from Staten Island officials. [ more ]
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New York Post
8 months ago
Education

Mayor Adams says parents might have to volunteer to protect schools after new safety agents cut

Mayor Eric Adams suggests that parents may need to volunteer to help with school safety in New York City due to budget cuts.
The city is facing budget woes due to the cost of the migrant crisis.
Adams emphasizes that despite the budget cuts for safety agents, New York City schools have not had any shootings. [ more ]
Advocate.com
1 month ago
Education

A trans girl was assaulted at a Minnesota high school. Her family is demanding justice (exclusive)

Transgender student assaulted in school bathroom despite following guidelines. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
1 month ago
Education

The Darkest Reason Why Parents Are Against Phone Bans Seems Irrational-but Is It?

Parental resistance to restricting cellphone use in schools is significant, often driven by concerns for safety during emergencies like school shootings. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 days ago
Brooklyn

State's new lockdown drill rules require advance parental notice, Senators bill would reduce frequency

New regulations require schools to inform parents a week ahead for lockdown drills, focusing on trauma-informed and age-appropriate methods. [ more ]
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
1 week ago
Education

Warnings About Police in Schools: SCSJ Releases Memo to Fayetteville City Officials

SCSJ recommends Fayetteville keep schools police-free for better learning environments. [ more ]
Chalkbeat
3 weeks ago
Education

Phone-free schools? Chancellor David Banks says to expect a ban soon

New York City schools Chancellor David Banks may announce a cell phone ban for NYC schools within two weeks. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 weeks ago
Education

Teacher investigated over 'Gender Queer' book resigns, citing affects on her health

The teacher resigned from her job, citing lack of safety and stress due to a violation of her rights by police searching her classroom. [ more ]
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