School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. "We must save the children," one of them said, head bowed.
Parents in Polk County, Florida are outraged after learning that students in area schools had their irises scanned as part of a new security program without obtaining proper permission.
The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative outcomes is apparent across the country.
In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — in which a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six faculty members at a school in Newtown, Conn. — federal officials are expecting a big spike in funding applications for armed, accredited police officers in America’s schools.