Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, January 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Rain 36° Rain


Everything tagged

Sort by:

Stories tagged: school safety

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

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 …

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 …

Shawn Vestal: Author Chris Crutcher bears witness for youth traumatized by school shootings

Schools struggling to move past tragedy are right in Chris Crutcher’s wheelhouse: the places that combine his service as a therapist for traumatized kids and his career as an author …

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

DeVos says she won’t take action on funding to arm teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018

Idaho schools look to boost security in wake of shootings

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative – Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS – to the Legislature in January.

Legislature needs special session to make schools safer, senator says

Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary

Students from Florida to Chicago streamed out of their schools Friday in the latest round of gun-control activism following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Rallies, speeches and demonstrations planned across the city

A wave of events and demonstrations rolls out across the city today, as students stage walkouts against gun violence, educators rally for school safety and the #MeToo movement returns to …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Bill Murray compares Parkland students to Vietnam War protesters in op-ed for NBC

Actor-comedian Bill Murray says the high school student gun-control movement out of Parkland, Florida, is reminiscent of the 1960s youth protests against the Vietnam War.

UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

In wake of big student protest, Idaho Senate passes school-threats bill, 32-1

House Bill 665, which expands Idaho’s laws on violent threats against schools cleared the Idaho Senate Friday on an overwhelming 32-1 vote, with several senators citing the big student protest …

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

School-safety bill passes House, as N. Idaho lawmakers split

Legislation to beef up Idaho’s laws on violent threats against schools and add possible felony charges passed the House on Friday on a 54-12 vote after much debate.

UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018

Inslee signs bump stock ban

Gov. Jay Inslee signs bump stock ban, but the Senate delays a debate over new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles and school security measures.

Florida Legislature debates school safety, gun measures

The Florida Senate has agreed to advance a bill that would increase school safety and restrict gun purchases following a rare weekend session in the wake of last month’s shooting …

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session

The Florida Senate spent hours debating a bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases in a rare Saturday session that often turned into a debate on gun control …

Florida House debates school safety bill

Nearly two weeks after a shooting at a high school killed 17 people, the Florida Legislature is debating a school safety bill.

Conundrum of a fire alarm with gunfire: Flee, or lock down?

Students today are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings. So there was confusion Wednesday when a fire alarm sounded – the second one that …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Bill calls for better warning system for schools

Schools would get more consistent warnings about nearby dangerous events under a Senate proposal.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Spike in Spokane schools discipline linked to turbulent year, school officials say

A new report on Spokane Public Schools discipline data shows a spike in suspensions and expulsions in the first 40 days of school.

Student accused of threatening to bomb Ferris High School

A student was booked into Spokane County’s juvenile jail Thursday after he was accused of threatening in a text to blow up Ferris High School. The student had earlier been …

Report of man with gun sends Rathdrum schools into lockdown

A report of an armed man, possibly a hunter, set off a series of school security alerts Wednesday morning in Rathdrum.

Two Rathdrum students arrested for having ‘hit lists’ at school

Two junior high school students in Rathdrum were arrested Wednesday for threatening violence on school property.

Idaho’s first lady rallies Coeur d’Alene kids to speak up for school safety

As a former P.E. teacher, Idaho First Lady Lori Otter had no trouble motivating about 200 Coeur d’Alene elementary students to shout and rise in a bleachers wave inside their …

Idaho House kills bill to void local knife laws

BOISE – A proposal that would have allowed knives to be carried in schools and jails across Idaho appears dead. On a 9-8 vote Monday, the state House Judiciary Committee …

Idaho school campus closes after cougars spotted

LAPWAI, Idaho — A school district in north-central Idaho is canceling outdoor recess and requiring students to be escorted if they walk to school because police have spotted two cougars …

Coeur d’Alene school safety overhaul underway

The tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has slipped from the headlines, but the lessons learned from the mass shooting of students and teachers last December are …

SD gov signs bill allowing teachers to be armed

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill today allowing the state’s school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns.

Idaho school getting gun lockers for rifles, ammo

Schools in one eastern Idaho district are being equipped with gun lockers so school resource officers can keep rifles, ammunition and evidence close at hand.

School security takes center stage

With classes back in session, districts throughout the region are thinking about how to make schools safer. At a gathering last week in an East Valley elementary school, parents had …

Local police, school leaders react to NRA idea

School and police officials in Spokane and Kootenai counties say money is scarce to place more police officers in schools, while the solutions to school violence are more complex than …