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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Parents sue over Pennsylania district’s policy to arm teachers at school

Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school, the latest flashpoint in a debate playing out in many states …


Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

Gun control advocates, including one of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and the parents of one of the victims, are marching 50 miles across Massachusetts this week …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Betsy DeVos considers allowing schools to use federal funds to buy guns

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering allowing states to use federal grant money to buy guns for schools, people familiar with the matter said.


S. Idaho charter school OKs employee request to carry gun

Officials at a south-central Idaho charter school have approved allowing a school employee to carry a concealed firearm on campus.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Virginia school district votes to arm teachers – a first for the state

A small school district in far southwestern Virginia is set to become the first in the commonwealth to arm teachers in classrooms – a decision that is prompting criticism from …


Two gun threats prompt Chief Moses Middle School lockdowns Friday

A pair of reports of students with guns prompted a lockdown at Chief Moses Middle School on Friday morning and the arrest of two juveniles.


David Thweatt: I’m a superintendent. My school district decided to arm teachers.

On Oct. 2, 2006, a dairy truck driver well-known to the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., walked into that community’s one-room schoolhouse, took hostages and in about a half-hour, …


Teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured

Police say a teacher in California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Inslee to Trump: We don’t need pistol-packing teachers

Gov. Jay Inslee confronts President Donald Trump about a proposal to arm teachers.


Jamie Tobias Neely: We didn’t become teachers to kill our students

College teaching often begins like this: Turn on the podium PC, a video projector and a wireless mic. Lower a projection screen. Figure out the light touch panel, the DVR …


Southwestern Idaho student brings BB gun to class

A southwestern Idaho school district is informing parents that a middle school student brought a BB gun to class.