Latest School safety News

Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

Jul. 16, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

AVON, Conn. (AP) — Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system's network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Connecticut still proved costly. Classroom...

Police: Rope resembling noose wasn't result of hate crime

Jul. 16, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police at the University of Michigan say a rope resembling a noose found at University Hospital in Ann Arbor wasn't the result of a hate crime and instead was a practice knot used in fishing. The Ann Arbor News reports the investigation by the school's Division of Public Safety and...

Louisville officers won't serve in schools this fall

Jul. 16, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Schools in Kentucky's largest city won't have Louisville Metro Police acting as resource officers when classes begin this fall. The Courier-Journal reports the decision by the agency is due to the city's $35 million budget deficit. The decision comes as school districts around the...

Baltimore man guilty of killing ex-girlfriend outside school

Jul. 16, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, who was found bound, beaten, stabbed, strangled and dumped outside an area high school. The Baltimore Sun reports 23-year-old Christopher Rather was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2018 death of 20-year-old...

NYC high school student convicted in 2017 classroom slaying

Jul. 15, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City high school student was convicted on Monday of manslaughter and assault in the fatal stabbing of a classmate the assailant claimed had bullied him. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross handed down the guilty verdict against Abel Cedeno at a non-jury trial that featured...

Hearing starts to determine if youth will be tried as adult

Jul. 15, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A long-delayed hearing has started to determine if the youth charged with shooting four classmates at Freeman High School will be tried as an adult. The hearing for Caleb Sharpe began Monday in Spokane. He is accused of opening fire in a hallway in 2017, killing student Sam Strahan...

DeVos: Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat'

Jul. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews. Speaking at a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism, DeVos issued a scathing rebuke of the BDS movement, a campaign led by pro-Palestine...

Clemson and other universities work to improve cybersecurity

Jul. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — This spring, a batch of tests were sent to 100 Clemson University faculty and staff emails in an attempt to access private and personal information. A fourth of the emails were blocked by the security system and several additional recipients alerted the university to the phishing...

School official defends adding masked gunman to school drill

Jul. 14, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An elementary school superintendent in Central California says he allowed a janitor to wear a mask and carry a fake gun during an active shooter drill to "make sure this was realistic." A teacher told KSEE-TV that the drill, which happened at Raisin City Elementary School before the...

Man charged in shooting of Giants draft pick and teammate

Jul. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree...