school safety
Courts, Public Education
Special grand jury concludes Loudoun County Public Schools ‘dropped the ball’ on student safety

(Daily Caller) – A nine-member grand jury in Virginia concluded that a public school district “dropped the ball” on student safety after multiple sexual assaults took place in the school… Read More

December 6, 2022
Public Education
Ohio giving another $50 million for school safety

(The Center Square) – Ohio will add another $50 million to a growing total of state money for security upgrades at more than 700 schools across the state. The $57.8… Read More

November 30, 2022
Public Education
New Hampshire taps federal relief to upgrade school security

(The Center Square) – New Hampshire is planning to divert federal pandemic relief funds to help the state’s schools harden their infrastructure against mass shootings. In a request to the… Read More

November 18, 2022
Public Education
Latest school shooting leaves at least three dead at magnet school in St. Louis

A school shooting at a St. Louis magnet school Monday morning has killed at least three, including the young gunman, while injuring and traumatizing others. Teacher Jean Kuczka,… Read More

October 24, 2022
Public Education
Michigan schools boost online, in-person security

(The Center Square) – After a shooter killed four students at Oxford Community Schools in November 2021, Michigan schools are activating surveillance software and boosting security. OCS spent $145,122 on… Read More

October 12, 2022
Ohio bill making it easier for teachers to carry guns in effect

National concern for school safety prompted Ohio to make it easier for teachers to carry guns in the classroom.  House Bill 99 went into effect… Read More

September 16, 2022
Public Education
Amid safety concerns, Omaha Public Schools commits $1.6 million to hire and retain School Resource Officers

Omaha Public Schools has committed $1.6 million to hire and retain School Resource Officers for 2022-23, bucking the national trend of limiting or defunding SROs entirely.  “School… Read More

August 31, 2022
Public Education
Kansas education official insists schools are safe, experts disagree

Kansas State Board of Education Member Jim McNiece, whose district includes Wichita, took issue with a school safety report by Kansas Department of Education officials at a recent KSDE board… Read More

August 24, 2022
Texans encouraged to use iWatchTexas to report suspicious behavior

(The Center Square) – Texans are being encouraged to use a free iWatch reporting system to alert local and state law enforcement about suspicious behaviors and activities that appear to… Read More

August 17, 2022
Public Education
Two studies raise concerns about public school ‘serious violence incidents’

(The Center Square) – At a time when school shootings are a concern for many Americans, serious violence incidents are also up in schools across the nation, reports two… Read More

August 8, 2022
Public Education
Hutchinson tags surplus for tax relief, school safety grants

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking lawmakers to pass reductions in the corporate and income taxes and establish a $50 million grant program for school safety… Read More

August 8, 2022
North Carolina lawmakers avoided parents’ rights bill during short budget adjustment session, approve teacher pay and school safety

(The Center Square) – North Carolina lawmakers concluded a short budget adjustment session that boosted spending on teacher pay, school safety, infrastructure, and election integrity, but left more controversial issues… Read More

July 5, 2022
Public Education
Abbott, Texas leaders announce additional $105.5 million in funding for school safety, mental health initiatives

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott and state leaders announced $105.5 million in state funding is being allocated to expand school safety and mental health initiatives statewide. It’s made… Read More

June 30, 2022
Public Education
Arkansas school safety panel revisits hardening campuses

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas School Safety Commission reconvened Tuesday to evaluate progress on its recommendations first made in 2018. It’s the second meeting the commission had held this… Read More

June 23, 2022
Public Education
DeWine tells Ohio school leaders arming teachers remains optional

(The Center Square) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, in a letter to school superintendents around the state, called arming teachers in classrooms a serious local decision that remains optional after… Read More

June 22, 2022
Public Education
New Hampshire taps fed funds to upgrade school security

(The Center Square) – New Hampshire is planning to tap into federal pandemic relief money to upgrade security in schools. The proposal, which was approved Friday by the Joint Legislative Fiscal… Read More

June 20, 2022
Public Education
Gov. Whitmer to sign $14 million school safety bill

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign a bill Friday, which would distribute $14 million to all Michigan schools to fund critical incident planning in case… Read More

June 13, 2022
Public Education
Hutchinson reinstates Arkansas School Safety Commission

(The Center Square) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order Friday reinstating the state’s School Safety Commission.  “The recent violence in Texas was a stark reminder that… Read More

June 13, 2022