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As Spokane Public Schools begins implementing security recommendations, armed personnel remain a consideration

The Safe Havens report, a 156-page document that was presented to the board last May, was presented in a more digestible form Wednesday night by Associate Superintendent Linda McDermott.

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Retiring school resource officer Walt Pegram spent a career doling out candy, counsel and love

Though the hallways are crowded during the lunch hour at Sacajawea Middle School, it’s easy to spot school resource officer Walt Pegram. He’s the guy in the Spokane Police Department …

West Valley School District pushes for secured entries at its four remaining schools without them

The West Valley School District is making a final push this summer to complete secured entries at the only four schools in the district that still don’t have them.

Kennewick schools expel student for making kill list

A girl was emergency expelled and faces a police investigation after she threatened Horse Heavens Hills Middle School students and staff. Police and school officials said Friday that a “threats …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Bump stock ban passes, ‘tactical’ rifle restrictions considered

Legislature passes the bump stock ban as Senate Democrats move to place restrictions on the sale of semi-automatic “tactical” rifles and provide more security for schools.

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 …

Editorial: City, school district should re-engage on security

If handguns are out of the question, Tasers may be an intermediate measure.

Schools to parks: Conley takes on new city position

Jason Conley is swapping yellow school buses for emerald green parks. Starting next month, Conley will begin his job as executive officer of Spokane’s Parks and Recreation department. The role …

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 …

CdA school board sends levy to voters

The Coeur d’Alene School District’s board of trustees approved a resolution this evening to place a maintenance and operations levy on the March 12 ballot to improve safety and security …