I am very frustrated with the leadership of my children's preschool. After the Newtown killings, I went straight to the head of the school and asked why we can't have an armed guard outside the building. The school did send out an email to the entire school community to discuss current security policies. If it's a matter of the cost, then I told the head of school I would personally raise money for it. I think parents are outraged that our children are not as protected as they could be, but I cannot get her to budge.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Thursday he supports a bill that pushes school corporations to enter into formal relationships with local law enforcement. The relationships would put in place school resource officers by providing state grant funding.
The youngsters who survived the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary returned to class Thursday for the first time since the shooting rampage, settling in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town.
New England Cable News' The Morning Show published a transcript of an interview with newly appointed Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary on School Security Andrea Cabral. Here's what she had to say about her new position.
AFT, NEA: Arming Educators Won’t Keep Schools Safe Focus Needs to Be on Investments in Mental Health Services, Reasonable Gun Safety Legislation WASHINGTON—NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and AFT President Randi Weingarten react to proposals by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, and William Bennett to arm teachers as a way to prevent school violence.
Seventy-eight Texas school districts either have failed to submit state-mandated safety plans in the event of a mass shooting or have filed ones that are too incomplete to be useful, Attorney General Greg Abbott said on Dec. 17.