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Gun, high-capacity magazine found inside Connecticut school

Feb. 08, 2023 11:00 AM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager was jailed on numerous charges Wednesday after a fight in school led to the discovery of a gun and a high-capacity magazine hidden in a classroom closet. The 18-year-old student was first charged with assault and disorderly conduct on...

Full text of Gov. Bill Lee’s State of the State address

Feb. 06, 2023 20:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thank you very much. Lieutenant Governor McNally, Speaker Sexton, Speaker Pro Tem Haile, Speaker Pro Tem Marsh, Members of the 113th General Assembly, Justices, Constitutional Officers, cabinet members, staff members, friends, family: Thank you for being...

School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Jan. 30, 2023 17:18 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom. Richneck Elementary School in...

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...