TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrats failed to strip language out of a Florida Senate school safety bill that would expand a law allowing some teachers to carry guns in school. They argued Wednesday...
School safety center proposal clears second vote
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill establishing a network of regional school safety centers and a threat assessment program has cleared its second floor vote in the Washington Legislature, with...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida senators agreed a school safety bill has many good provisions, but were divided on one issue Thursday as they voted to send it to the chamber floor: expanding a...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A measure that gives rural schools the option of hiring armed marshals is part of a package of education proposals moving through the Legislature.
$40M school safety proposal heads to governor’s desk
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have signed off on a $40 million proposal to improve school safety.
The bill sailed through the House and Senate on Thursday. It now heads to...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state Senate panel has amended a school safety bill after teachers were shot with plastic pellets during active-shooter training at an elementary school in northern...
ATLANTA (AP) — Tuesday marked the final day of Georgia's 2019 legislative session, and lawmakers worked until midnight making compromises and passing legislation.
Grants awarded to schools, districts to enhance security
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Grants totaling $25 million are being awarded to 135 Michigan public school districts, 66 non-public schools, 20 public charter schools and nine intermediate school districts...
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school's safety director has pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the school's response to allegations that a coach was having a sexual relationship with...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida teachers who volunteer could be permitted to carry guns in classrooms so long as they undergo firearms training and a mental health evaluation under legislation...
Panel seeks feedback on school safety recommendations
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A panel formed to help find ways to reduce violence and keep kids safe in Vermont schools is holding an open meeting to gather feedback on its recommendations.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida House committee voted Thursday for a broad school safety bill that would expand an existing guardian program to allow classroom teachers to volunteer to carry...
Florida Senate panel delays vote on school safety bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Senate committee has postponed consideration of broad school safety bill that would make some teachers eligible to carry weapons in the classroom.
Audit criticizes handling of school safety grant
CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has criticized Cincinnati Public Schools on its handling of a $5 million school safety grant.
RI House Speaker introduces school safety bill
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has introduced a bill to create "threat assessment teams" as part of a plan to increase school safety.
Senate votes on school safety, mental health bills
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a batch of bills addressing safety and mental health in schools.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A $40 million proposal to improve school safety is advancing in the Tennessee Legislature.
The House Education Committee agreed Wednesday to send the Gov. Bill...
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on gun control initiatives in New Mexico (all times local):
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed a bill that will expand mandatory...
Gov. Sununu launches school safety resource website
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has unveiled a new website that highlights recommendations for school safety.
The Republican governor unveiled the new site Thursday and...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the state has distributed most of the $12 million that lawmakers allotted last year for school safety grants.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House has advanced legislation designed to improve school safety from both outside the school building and from within.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's two-year budget would seek to borrow twice as much as state House Republicans are proposing in their respective proposed...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming education officials say the number of tips submitted anonymously through a school safety app is continuing to climb.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's 2019 Legislative session begins Tuesday with a new governor, new Legislative leaders, and new priorities.
Nearly 3,000 bills already have been filed ahead...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The parents of a slain student said Friday that Kentucky lawmakers took an important first step to enhance school safety with a bill intended to boost security and...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lawmakers quickly passed new gun restrictions last year in the wake of the Parkland high school shootings that left 17 dead, but the debate about guns is far from over as...
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School safety bill wins final passage in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a school safety bill intended to boost police protection and counseling in response to a shooting more than a year ago that...
State Senate approves school transgender anti-bullying bill
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate has passed an anti-bullying measure that would require policies intended to protect transgender students in public schools.
Kentucky House OKs school safety bill after deadly shooting
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than a year after two students were killed in a shooting at a western Kentucky high school, the state legislature approved new goals on Wednesday seeking police officers...
Senate passes school safety bill requiring site assessments
ATLANTA (AP) — Public schools in Georgia would need to receive a threat assessment every four years under school safety legislation passed by the state Senate.
NY to let teachers report student safety concerns to judge
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers and school administrators in New York state can now alert a judge about students who they worry could be a threat to themselves or others after Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
Florida grand jury to examine school safety law compliance
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is granting Republican Ron DeSantis' request to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate whether school districts are following laws enacted...
School safety director charged with failing to report abuse
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The director of campus safety for a Connecticut high school has been arrested on allegations that he failed to report an inappropriate relationship between a coach and a...
Tennessee governor proposes $40M to improve school safety
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says his upcoming budget proposal will include $40 million to improve school safety.
Education commissioner encourages safety alert apps
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's education commissioner is encouraging schools to make use of apps or other platforms to improve communication between educators and families during emergencies.
Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the anniversary of the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives. But for many Parkland students, the tragedy was still so raw they couldn't bring themselves to set foot in the building.
The Latest: Trump: He’s praying for those shooting affected
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local):
President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are praying for those affected by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead one year ago Thursday.
In a statement Thursday, Trump says that after the tragedy, he held a school violence discussion at the White House and created the Federal Commission on School Safety.
A glance at gun control bills in the New Mexico Legislature
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An ambitious slate of bills related to firearms and school safety could vault New Mexico to the forefront of efforts by states to stem gun violence through new legislation.
State lawmakers prepared for crucial hearings and votes this week with the approach of the Valentine's Day anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Florida could expand law that allows armed teachers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature took the first steps to expand a law that now allows some teachers to carry guns in schools when the Senate Education Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would make all teachers eligible for the program.
Georgia House budget ups funds for hurricane, school safety
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House has approved a midyear budget adjustment that increases funding for school safety and farmers hit by the devastation of Hurricane Michael in October.
Republican Rep. Terry England, chairman of the House Appropriations committee, said the $192.5 million in additional expenditures passed Friday comes after better than anticipated continued revenue growth.
School safety bill begins advancing in Kentucky legislature
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Parents of two slain Kentucky teenagers made emotional pleas Thursday for the state to put more money into protecting students as lawmakers began advancing a school safety measure.
Crime commission panel makes school safety recommendations
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state criminal justice panel is urging more police officer training, building vulnerability assessments and school violence data to help make North Carolina's K-12 schools safer.
House passes school safety bill requiring shooter drills
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi House members agreed Wednesday that public schools should undergo twice-yearly active shooter drills, approving a bill meant to make schools safer from mass shootings and turning aside concerns that such drills could terrorize the students they're meant to protect.
Texas governor sees school safety as a top issue
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared school safety an "emergency" issue of his second term Tuesday following one of the nation's deadliest mass shootings last year near Houston, but the Republican put no dollar amount on the table for schools and made no mention of tightening gun laws.
School safety bill advances in Mississippi House
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill meant to make Mississippi schools safer from mass shootings and other threats is advancing.
The House Education Committee on Thursday passed House Bill 1283 , sending it to the full House for more consideration.
Education department seeks school safety funding
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama education officials are seeking money for school safety projects, the state superintendent said Friday.
Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey told lawmakers that the Department of Education is seeking an additional $30 per student for school safety projects. The state superintendent said the money could be used for locks, cameras and other options including mental health.
"The biggest thing that people are asking for are locks," Mackey said.
School safety bills highlight differences between Dems, GOP
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers showcased a package of school safety bills Tuesday amid a broader debate over how to improve school safety and prevent mass shootings.
At the center of Democratic proposals was a pair of bills that would create safety centers dedicated to offering schools training and real-time support for struggling students, along with expanding extreme risk orders to include youth, and add mental health professionals in schools.
School safety panel: Focus on mental health, police response
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An anonymous reporting channel for threats against Mississippi schools, yearly safety inspections and twice-yearly active shooter drills at schools are all part of a safety proposal being backed by Gov. Phil Bryant.
The proposals come from a school safety task force convened last year by the Republican governor. The task force's final report, obtained Friday by The Associated Press, is a two-pronged response focusing on mental health training and police response.