Latest School safety News

Missouri governor vetoes school safety initiative to fund gun-detection surveillance systems

Jun. 28, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson vetoed funding Friday for a school safety initiative that would have used video surveillance software to detect guns, becoming the second governor in as many months to balk at implementing the technology. The Republican...

California Senate approves ban on requiring schools to notify parents of child's pronoun change

Jun. 17, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — School districts in California would be barred from requiring teachers to notify parents if their child asks to go by a new pronoun at school under a bill the state Legislature is weighing amid legal battles over the rights of parents and gender-nonconforming students. ...

Six years after the Parkland school massacre, the bloodstained building will finally be demolished

Jun. 13, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School looms over campus behind a screened fence, a horrific and constant reminder to students, teachers, the victims' families and passersby. ...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 20, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

North Platte Telegraph. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Mail ‘efficiency’? Rural America deserves better We’ll give one cheer for this week’s news that North Platte’s mail sorting won’t move to Denver until at least the first of next year. It’s a...

Kansas governor cites competition concerns while vetoing measure for school gun-detection technology

May. 15, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a measure Wednesday that could have earmarked up to $5 million for gun-detection systems in schools while expressing concern that it could have benefitted only one particular company. Kelly's line-item veto leaves in place $5 million for school safety...

Schools turn to artificial intelligence to spot guns as companies press lawmakers for state funds

May. 12, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas could soon offer up to $5 million in grants for schools to outfit surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence systems that can spot people carrying guns. But the governor needs to approve the expenditures and the schools must meet some very specific criteria. ...

Tennessee governor signs bills to allow armed teachers nearly a year after deadly Nashville shooting

Apr. 26, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee teachers and staff will be allowed to carry concealed handguns on public school grounds under legislation signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee on Friday. Lee, a Republican, had announced his support for the proposal just the day before while flanked by...

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill to allow armed teachers, a year after deadly Nashville shooting

Apr. 23, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Protesters chanted “Blood on your hands” at Tennessee House Republicans on Tuesday after they passed a bill that would allow some teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on public school grounds, and bar parents and other teachers from knowing who was armed. ...