More than 10,600 K-12 educators responded, revealing a consensus of educator sentiment about how safe schools are in light of the recent Sandy Hook shooting, and what should be done to ensure student and educator safety.
A threatening text message received by a Lexington-Richland School District Five teacher on the same day emergency crews evacuated Irmo High School due to smoke in the building has prompted the district to implement extra security measures and law enforcement to investigate the source of the message.
A school safety task force in St. Charles County, Mo. has identified a series of recommendations to improve security across local campuses. According to Dr. Bernard DuBray, Superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District and task force chairman, the meetings proved beneficial and played a crucial role in starting the project off in the right direction.
Students were evacuated from New Jersey township elementary school this morning after an employee received a bomb threat, Teaneck Patch reported. Police told the site that the threat was emailed to a staff member at Hawthorne Elementary School.
Despite the tragedy at Columbine High School nearly 14 years ago, there is still no statewide standard for training students and teachers to respond to a gunman, a CALL7 Investigation has found. Moreover, some schools, particularly those in rural areas, often provide little in the way of drills because of budget and personnel constraints.
Police suspect former Easton (Pa.) Area School District employee Tom Drago accessed his colleague's computers without their permission, copied documents that may have contained student information, made an unauthorized recording of a closed school board meeting, and may have taken photos of a female school employee's breast, according to a search warrant filed by Forks Township Police.
School officials in Atlanta say metal detectors weren't working at a middle school when a 14-year-old student was shot and wounded there. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that public school administrators acknowledged in a statement late Friday that Price Middle school's two metal detectors were "not operable" Thursday.