One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in. In Jordan, south of Minneapolis, officials looking at school security after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut decided the police would set up satellite offices in public schools. Officers will conduct some of their daily work from the schools, including taking calls and filling out paperwork, while still going out into the community to patrol or respond to emergencies.Read more »
A student's outgoing voice mail message quoting the theme to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" led to a school lockdown in Ambridge, Pa. A receptionist from a doctor's office called to remind student Travis Clawson about an upcoming appointment. Clawson didn't pick up, so the call went to voice mail. The receptionist heard what sounded like a threat about "shooting" and "school" on Clawson's outgoing message.Read more »
Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot.Read more »
The Fontana Unified School District is arming its school police with new high-performance rifles.Read more »
A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.Read more »
The Fox news article doesn't mention that the students who stopped the shooting were armed.Read more »
Would the outcome have been different if the teachers were armed?Read more »
Two incidents recently (one in my local community) and one that made national headlines that document kids getting in trouble for making small messes of crumbs at school.Read more »
A school bus video camera records a mom fighting with a boy who allegedly bullied her son. Mother is charged with child abuse and arrested. Mother calls it discipline.Read more »
Riverside County Sheriff's deputies pepper sprayed and beat a grandfather to death as he waited to pick up his granddaughter from Norco High School, the family claims in court. The Katzes claim Warburg and others pepper-sprayed and beat Dennis Katz to death on Sept. 22, 2011. He died early the next day. He was 68. They say the grandpa was parked legally on Norco High School property, waiting to pick up his granddaughter, when "RCSD deputies arrived and began to question Mr. Katz while he was seated within his vehicle. He was then ordered to exit the vehicle for unknown reasons."Read more »
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