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Family of teen who died at WSU fraternity files lawsuit

SEATTLE – In his first semester at Washington State University, Sam Martinez witnessed or took part in several activities that his family says was a pattern of hazing at Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), the fraternity he hoped to join.

Trump to U.S. schools: Reopen or you may lose federal funds

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if schools don’t reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and expensive.

Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

Zoom became a household name while connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends, family, book clubs and others during stay-at-home lockdowns, but it also has gained a reputation for lax security as intruders barged into private meetings or just spied on intimate conversations occurring on the videoconferencing service.

Spokane Public Schools nears ‘interim solution’ to filling safety, transportation position

Spokane Public Schools officials said Tuesday that they are nearing an “interim solution” to fill its open director of safety, risk management and transportation position. The position opened when Santos Picacio resigned after he was confronted with allegations made last year in court records that he abused his wife and suffers from long-term mental health and substance abuse issues.

School safety center proposal clears second vote

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 lawmakers citing recent mass shootings at U.S. schools as motivation.

Washington legislators roll out school safety proposals

School resource officers, threat assessment and statewide school safety are the topics of five new bills in Olympia. The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee heard public testimony on the bills Wednesday.

Virginia Tech shooting survivor to speak at Gonzaga school safety forum

Kristina Anderson, a 19-year-old sophomore at Virginia Tech, was seated in her Intermediate French class in Norris Hall when gunfire erupted in a classroom down the hallway. Like many other students on that overcast morning in April 2007, she couldn’t immediately identify the source of the racket. “I thought it sounded like construction noise,” she recalled in an interview this week.