Latest School safety News

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

Families recount trauma at sentencing for school shooter

Sep. 17, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a former student to life in prison without parole for a 2019 shooting inside a suburban Denver high school that killed one teenager and injured eight others, telling the defendant he had shown no remorse and had failed to help a devastated community...

Colorado high school gunman gets life in prison without parole in 2019 shooting that killed 1, injured 8

Sep. 17, 2021 20:38 PM EDT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado high school gunman gets life in prison without parole in 2019 shooting that killed 1, injured 8.

14 students arrested after fight at Louisiana school

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — More than a dozen students at a Louisiana high school were arrested after a fight Thursday, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said. Around 3 p.m., the school resource officer assigned to Southwood High School, Cpl. Calvin Williams, responded to a...

Man charged in 2012 beating death of UNC-Chapel Hill student

Sep. 16, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the 2012 beating death of a North Carolina college student, police said Thursday. Chapel Hill police announced at a news conference on Thursday that Miguel Enrique Olivares, 28, of Durham was arrested in...

Texas teen posts images of slain family, then kills self

Sep. 16, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

ARANSAS PASS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas teen who said he killed his family and posted graphic images of their bodies on social media killed himself after officers found him at his home, authorities said Thursday. The Aransas Pass police and San Patricio County...

Lockdown lifted at 2 schools, possible threat investigated

Sep. 16, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The middle and high schools in South Burlington, Vermont, had been on lockdown for part of Thursday afternoon after the school administration received word that some students were being threatened by other students claiming to be armed, the superintendent said. ...

Ex-student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

Sep. 16, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — One of the eight men charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore pleaded guilty on Thursday in Ohio. Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in a Wood County courtroom to felony...

University researchers analyze pretrial releases amid debate

Sep. 16, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Amid debate over New Mexico's system of releasing felony defendants, University of New Mexico research indicates that just under 5% of Albuquerque-area defendants awaiting trial commit violent crimes while free from jail. Findings from the...

First lady visits Milwaukee school to talk about COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited a Milwaukee elementary school Wednesday to talk with parents and educators about the return to in-person learning and to promote direct federal funds for COVID-19 safety protocols. “We can’t know what the future holds,...