Stories tagged: school safety
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
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 …
Fri., April 12, 2019
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 …
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
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 …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
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
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 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.
Sat., May 19, 2018
Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018
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.
Fri., April 20, 2018
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
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
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
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
Gov. Jay Inslee signs bump stock ban, but the Senate delays a debate over new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles and school security measures.
Mon., March 5, 2018
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
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 …
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018
Nearly two weeks after a shooting at a high school killed 17 people, the Florida Legislature is debating a school safety bill.
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
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
Schools would get more consistent warnings about nearby dangerous events under a Senate proposal.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
A new report on Spokane Public Schools discipline data shows a spike in suspensions and expulsions in the first 40 days of school.
Fri., March 31, 2017
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 …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
A report of an armed man, possibly a hunter, set off a series of school security alerts Wednesday morning in Rathdrum.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016
Two junior high school students in Rathdrum were arrested Wednesday for threatening violence on school property.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
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 …
Wed., March 25, 2015
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 …
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013
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 …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
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 …
Fri., March 8, 2013
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.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2013
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.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2013
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 …
Fri., Dec. 21, 2012
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 …