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Texas Legislation Would Allow More Armed School Personnel

Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school in which eight students and two substitute teachers were killed, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses by …

State Panel Urges Armed Presence in Arkansas Schools

The Arkansas School Safety Commission issued its preliminary report and recommends that every school always have an armed presence, including a trained resource officer whenever financially feasible. The report also calls for increased mental health resources for students, anti-bullying programs, …

Armed Security Officers Present in Growing Number of Schools

Armed security officers are becoming more prevalent at America’s schools, according to a federal study released last week amid a debate over whether teachers and other school officials should carry guns. While student and staff fatalities at school persist, students …

Rate of School Shootings in U.S. Unchanged Amid Increased Security

There’s been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings despite increased security put in place after the rampage at a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012 left 20 children and six educators dead. An Associated Press analysis …

Police Offer Plan for Guns in Georgia Schools

Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend students in a school shooting. The weapons — one for each school — would be …

Indiana Sheriff Leery of Armed Teachers in Schools

A county sheriff told Indiana legislators he doesn’t believe school security would be improved by having teachers or principals carrying guns. Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing told a legislative committee about how his department worked with Terre Haute’s police department …

Plan Would Place Rifles in Georgia Schools

A Georgia school system is considering the idea of storing rifles in safes inside school offices in case they’re needed to defend students in a school shooting. Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said the rifles would be placed at …

Arkansas AG: School District Must Name Teachers in Gun Program

An Arkansas school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus through a program that faces questions over its legality was wrong to make secret the names of the employees, the state’s top …

Texas House Approves Guns on Campus, School Marshals Bills

The Texas House has approved contentious plans to let college students carry concealed weapons to class and create special marshals for public schools statewide. Both measures were part of what has been unofficially dubbed “gun day” at the Texas House …

Indiana Plan Would Require Armed Staffers at Schools

Indiana’s public and charter schools would be required to have an employee carry a loaded gun during school in order to respond quickly to attacks under a proposal an Indiana House committee approved April 2. Supporters said the proposal could …