The Trump administration's Commission on School Safety unveiled recommendations at the White House Tuesday, calling for schools to consider arming staff and greater physical barriers on school grounds. The commission was created in the aftermath of the deadly massacre in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. Now more schools are taking precautions that come at a big cost. CBS News was in Columbiana, Ohio, as teachers trained to take down an armed intruder with pepper spray. The test canisters they used are called Threat Extinguishers and cost $1,500 a can. When used, they send an alert to law enforcement. Superintendent Donald Mook ordered 12 for his district. "I don't care where you go, parents are concerned about school safety right now," he said. "They're telling us, 'Make our kids safe, do whatever you have to do to do it.'" As tragedies like Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland have become more common, the pressure has grown on school administrators to improve security. That … [Read more...] about Shootings fuel booming $3 billion school-safety industry
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POLITICS 12/18/2018 10:33 am ET Updated 42 minutes ago The administration also suggested arming school personnel, which could include teachers. By Rebecca Klein The Trump administration recommended rescinding Obama-era guidance designed to reduce racist school punishments as part of a much-anticipated Federal Commission on School Safety Report released Tuesday. The report also recommends increasing the presence of armed personnel in schools ― ranging from police officers to teachers ― and urges states to adopt measures that allow extreme risk protection orders, which temporarily suspend an individual’s access to guns if they pose a danger to themselves or others. The report was released after months of listening sessions and meetings between administration officials and stakeholders on the issue of school safety. It does not recommend new age restrictions for gun purchases, asserting that “available research does not support … [Read more...] about Trump Report Urges Gutting Guidance Aimed At Reducing Racist School Punishments
Rachel Chason, The Washington Post Published 2:02 pm PDT, Saturday, October 20, 2018 Maryland Del. Christian Miele of Baltimore County, flanked by Gov. Larry Hogan, at his campaign kickoff in 2017. Maryland Del. Christian Miele of Baltimore County, flanked by Gov. Larry Hogan, at his campaign kickoff in 2017. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Josh Hicks Photo: Washington Post Photo By Josh Hicks Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Maryland Del. Christian Miele of Baltimore County, flanked by Gov. Larry Hogan, at his campaign kickoff in 2017. Maryland Del. Christian Miele of Baltimore County, flanked by Gov. Larry Hogan, at his campaign kickoff in 2017. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Josh Hicks Can Maryland Republicans ride Gov. Larry Hogan's … [Read more...] about Can Maryland Republicans ride Gov. Larry Hogan’s coattails to key gains in Senate?
Sep 18, 9:52 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Dory Jackson @dory_jackson 11/08/17 AT 3:53 PM An all-grades private school in Olympia Heights, Florida, will sell bulletproof panels to insert into students' backpacks, according to reports. Florida Christian School (FCS) officials have said that the bulletproof panels will give children an extra layer of protection in the event of a mass shooting. FCS's announcement comes on the heels of deadly mass shootings that have occurred across the nation. FSC, a non-denominational private school, is selling the insertable panels online to parents at $120 each. "It's just a tool," George Gulla, dean of students and head of security for FCS, told the Miami Herald in a Nov. 3 report. "I'd rather be prepared for the worst than be stuck after saying 'Wow, I wish we would’ve done that.' We want to protect our … [Read more...] about Florida School Selling Bulletproof Backpacks For Students
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAlexandra Yoon-Hendricks July 12, 2018 WASHINGTON — Mock-shooting drills. Metal detectors. Bulletproof classroom shelters. As deadly school shootings continue to be a fixture in headlines and an everyday fear for districts and students, schools across the country have resorted to “hardening” their campuses. But a federal report released Thursday backs another model that school safety experts have for years supported as a way to save lives: the formation of “threat assessment teams” that employ mental health, law enforcement and education professionals to help identify and support troubled youths. The report, an eight-step guide prepared by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, is one of the most explicit pieces of literature to come out of the Trump … [Read more...] about Secret Service Issues Guide to Help Prevent School Shootings