DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lily Mandel has already lived through a national security crisis, two recessions, nationwide civil unrest, a looming concern over climate change and school violence and a...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two Maine school districts are receiving more than $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to prevent school violence.
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is taking its effort to curb school violence on the road to help thousands of educators, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and others...
HOUSTON (AP) — District attorney says Houston-area student mistakenly killed his friend in high school’s ROTC room.
BELLAIRE, Texas (AP) — School official confirms victim of shooting at Houston-area high school has died.
BELLAIRE, Texas (AP) — Suspect at large after shooting at high school in Bellaire, Texas, city says in tweet.
MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the...
Russian police say student kills 1 fellow student, wounds 3 more, takes his own life in college shooting
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police say student kills 1 fellow student, wounds 3 more, takes his own life in college shooting.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A high school student arrested on charges that he threatened violence at his north Alabama school will remain detained until December.
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont theater group is apologizing for a scene in a Halloween charity event that some audience members interpreted as a school shooting.
Police say shooting at California high school injures 1 but that there’s no active shooter; suspect being sought
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Police say shooting at California high school injures 1 but that there's no active shooter; suspect being sought.
Gunman in North Carolina university classroom shooting that killed 2, wounded 4, pleads guilty to first-degree murder
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gunman in North Carolina university classroom shooting that killed 2, wounded 4, pleads guilty to first-degree murder.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement, school district officials and mental health workers in the county home to Omaha have formed a threat assessment group that aims to connect at-risk children with...
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A school violence prevention program started by parents whose children were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre is receiving a $25,000 donation.
BOHEMIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three teenagers on Long Island have been arrested on charges they plotted to build and detonate a bomb at their school.
The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings.
Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that...
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.
LAUREL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have accused six children ages 12 and 13 of discussing a 'Columbine-style attack' on their middle school on social media.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A statewide school-safety measure touted as the Kentucky legislature's top priority this year was unveiled on Wednesday, nearly a year after two students were killed in a shooting at a rural high school in the state.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's program for parents, students and teachers to report potential school threats or violence has seen a substantial increase in reports related to suicide, surpassing bullying as the leading reason students contact the program.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is partnering with the nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise to help train students, educators and school administrators on how to protect against school violence.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Sandy Hook Promise are expected to train more than 116,000 students across Connecticut on how to identify, assess, intervene and get help for those showing at-risk behaviors.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is getting $1 million from the federal government to help prevent school violence.
The Justice Department grant to the Indiana State Department of Health is aimed at training school officials and educating students to prevent student violence and developing an anonymous reporting system for school threats that might include cellphone apps and hotlines.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials made two arrests of students on allegations of threats against Henderson high schools as a new school year began in the Las Vegas area.
Clark County school police Capt. Ken Young tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a 16-year-old male student was arrested Monday after he was found with a loaded handgun at Green Valley High School.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police have applied for two federal grants meant to increase school security to prevent shootings.
CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — A 13-year-old Virginia boy is facing criminal charges after police say he made plans to shoot people he deemed as "deserving" at his middle school.
The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office says the boy was arrested Friday and is being prosecuted in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. His name was not released.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois high school student and her father are suing a school district and several administrators alleging her civil rights were violated when she showed support for gun rights during an anti-school violence walkout.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday.
DeVos' testimony to a Senate subcommittee came amid criticism by Democrats and some educators that the panel, set up by President Donald Trump in March, was focused more on distracting public attention rather than truly addressing gun violence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After delaying its airing in the aftermath of February's Florida high school shooting, Paramount Network is permanently scrapping "Heathers."
Representatives from parent company Viacom confirmed Saturday that the TV reboot of the 1988 movie black comedy about high-school murder and suicide will not air on Paramount or any other Viacom properties.
HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos bumped fists with first-graders and listened as they shared stories about friendship during a field trip Thursday by a presidential commission seeking ways to stem a steady stream of school violence.
DeVos toured Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Maryland, which specializes in positive behavior reinforcement, an approach focused on mentoring and counseling as opposed to punitive discipline.
The National Rifle Association's incoming president has linked school shootings and other violence to using medications such as Ritalin.
Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North told "Fox News Sunday" that perpetrators of school violence "have been drugged in many cases" and "many of these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten." He also blamed a "culture where violence is commonplace," pointing to TV and movies.
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Jeff Dysinger's daughter survived two bullets from a classmate at her Kentucky high school this year, but he hasn't joined in the national outcry over guns that escalated after 17 people died in a Florida school shooting three weeks later.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia students had expected 10,000 people to march to the State Capitol Friday as part of a nationwide protest against school violence. The event ended up drawing only about 300, but students said they weren't discouraged.
The National School Walkout on Friday — held on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre — was organized after the February shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 students and faculty members dead.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hiring more psychologists and guidance counselors would help school officials identify students with mental health challenges sooner and deter serious violence, professionals in those fields told legislators Monday.
Leaders of state associations representing these professionals spoke to House members who are seeking ideas about how to make schools and students safer after the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some of New Mexico's most influential lawmakers on Thursday proposed creating a task force to explore the challenges of school violence and classroom security after hearing from top law enforcement officers and administrators from a district where two students were shot and killed in December.
Officials gathered at the State Capitol for a hearing before the Legislative Finance Committee on school safety strategies.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina House committee studying school safety (all times local):
North Carolina House leaders say they're ready to listen to experts, educators and children about what can be done to prevent and combat school violence. Those lawmakers already have gotten suggestions at Wednesday's first meeting of a school safety committee.
DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in suburban Oklahoma City say a 13-year-old student who participated in a walkout to protest gun violence now faces a criminal charge after making a threat at his school.
Authorities in Del City say the student told a schoolmate Wednesday not to come to Del Crest Middle School the next day because he planned to "shoot up" the campus.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has settled a federal lawsuit filed in 2016 by public school parents who charged that school violence and bullying were not being adequately addressed.
The settlement announced Wednesday will require the city Department of Education to report bullying incidents into an electronic system within one day. Parents will also be able to submit school bullying complaints electronically.
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Police in West Jordan say a teen has been arrested over a threat of violence against a middle school.
West Jordan police Sgt. J.C. Holt tells the Salt Lake Tribune the teen was arrested Tuesday night after authorities received a tip about social media posts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, leaving a trail of befuddled lawmakers and advocates in his wake.
One thing he still has not done: clearly outline his legislative priorities.