Latest School safety News

West Virginia advances gun bill for K-12 school staff

Jan. 25, 2023 19:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would allow teachers, administrators and support personnel to carry guns in K-12 public schools is advancing in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The proposal passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday, just one day after the state...

Students can apply to serve on education advisory panel

Jan. 25, 2023 04:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Applications are now available for Kentucky high school students interested in serving on the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council. The group meets monthly with Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass and Kentucky Department of Education staff to...

Anger grows in Virginia city where first-grader shot teacher

Jan. 18, 2023 20:27 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — When a 6-year-old shot and wounded his first-grade teacher in this shipbuilding city near Virginia’s coast, the community reacted with collective shock. But the sentiment has percolated into rage from parents and particularly from teachers, with many...

Shooting by 6-year-old raises complex cultural questions

Jan. 18, 2023 11:21 AM EST

He was 6, in his first-grade class in Newport News, Virginia. He pointed a handgun at his teacher, police say, and then he pulled the trigger. And across the nation, people ... didn't quite know how to react. Even in a country where gun violence is sadly commonplace, the story of a...

Washoe County School District to employ gun-detecting dog

Jan. 16, 2023 11:47 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County School District students will start seeing new additions to security on campuses this spring — including a gun-detecting dog. A dog being trained to sniff out firearms will join school police officers in a few months, the Reno Gazette-Journal...

McConnell: Funding to support school safety, mental health

Jan. 13, 2023 04:11 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal agency will provide more than $2.3 million to two Kentucky organizations to support school safety and mental health, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said. The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $2 million to the Kentucky...

Metal detectors to be used in city where boy shot teacher

Jan. 12, 2023 19:14 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Metal detectors will be installed in every school in the Virginia city where a 6-year-old boy shot and wounded his teacher last week, school officials said Thursday. The Newport News School Board received permission Wednesday to purchase 90 walk-through...

Shooting fallout: Metal detectors in elementary schools?

Jan. 12, 2023 17:52 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The shooting of a first-grade teacher by a 6-year-old boy has plunged the nation into uncharted waters of school violence, with many in the Virginia shipbuilding city where it happened demanding metal detectors in every school. On Thursday, the Newport...

EXPLAINER: What is ChatGPT and why are schools blocking it?

Jan. 06, 2023 14:33 PM EST

Ask the new artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT to write an essay about the cause of the American Civil War and you can watch it churn out a persuasive term paper in a matter of seconds. That's one reason why New York City school officials this week started blocking the impressive...

Not In Our Town movement still inspires three decades later

Dec. 23, 2022 17:26 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — It took a moment for it all to sink in with Dr. Brian Schnitzer. While working in his home office in early December 1993, he heard a loud noise upstairs. It was only when he felt the brisk, winter breeze at his desk that he knew something wasn’t right. Once...