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Items Tagged with 'school violence '
A suspected school shooter is in custody after opening fire at a middle school and critically injuring at least two teenagers in Roswell, N.M. The victims, a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, are both in critical condition, hospital officials report.
Referencing preferential hiring of veterans for law enforcement and fire department positions, Senator Jim Beach of New Jersey proposed legislation to create a three-year pilot program in 12 school districts to recruit veterans for schools' safety and security needs.
Specially trained dogs might be the next big thing in school violence prevention. The animals, which could cost upwards of $10,000 after training, could be trained to detect firearms and drugs in schools.
The 2012 Indicators of School Crime and Safety report also notes that 77 percent of students (age 12-18) reported having security cameras in their schools.
Under proposed legislation, schools would have to report when and how their emergency safety drills are conducted.
Prior to the closure of dozens of schools, the city will hire several hundred new Safe Passage workers to shuttle students to their new schools.
Locking all exterior doors, even excepting the main entrance, is a bad move from a first responder standpoint, says the Vancouver report.
The Act is now awaiting a signature from Gov. Perry before teachers with their CHL can receive active shooter response training, including marksmanship under duress.
It is valuable to seek out answers to safer schools. Government and community leaders are looking at a variety of options that include armed guards, stronger gun control, regulation of the video game industry, and identifying better mental health initiatives, among others.
As part of a $4.2 million plan to increase school security, elementary schools in LA will be patrolled by 440 new security aides equipped with vests and radios.